Regina v Lewis: 1983

The defendant appealed convictions for sexual assaults on minors.
Held: Evidence of paedophilic tendencies was properly admitted in relation to counts where the touching was said to have been innocent or accidental, but not in relation to an incident which could have had no innocent explanation, but which the defendant denied had ever taken place.


(1983) 76 Cr App R 33

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CitedRegina v Wright and Ormerod CACD 1990
The defendants were charged with indecent assault on a child of 5, who said that the defendants had hurt her in the back and said naughty things to her. The Judge also admitted evidence from the child’s mother of the complaint the child had made to . .
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Criminal Evidence

Updated: 01 May 2022; Ref: scu.241279