The defendant was convicted of bigamy.
Held: Whilst there is a presumption that he knew of the circumstamnces creating the offence, that presumprion was not conclusive.
(1871) 11 Cox CC 670
England and Wales
Cited – Regina v Morgan HL 30-Apr-1975
The defendants appealed against their convictions for rape, denying mens rea and asserting a belief (even if mistaken) that the victim had consented.
Held: For a defence of mistake to succeed, the mistake must have been honestly made and need . .
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Updated: 01 May 2022; Ref: scu.258676