DPP v Morgan [1975]


  • The defendants were all convicted of rape
  • The judge directed that a belief in consent must both be honest and reasonably held


  • Did the defendants have the requisite mentes reae for rape?


  • No


  • Consent requires only the defendant’s honest belief
  • This case has been rejected by the Sexual Offences Act 2003
RELATED CASE  R v Jheeta [2007]

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