R v Devonald [2008]

Facts

  • The defendant, by posing online as a woman, convinced, for the purpose of embarrassment, the victim to masturbate in front of a webcam

Issue

  • Was this deception as to the purpose of the act?

Decision

  • Yes

Reasoning

  • It is for the jury to decide what the purpose of the act is and whether there was deception
  • Section 76 SOA 2003 construed widely
RELATED CASE  Knuller v DPP [1973]

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