R v Donovan (1934)
- The defendant caned a 17-year-old girl, with her consent, for sexual pleasure
- Was the defendant guilty of causing actual bodily harm under section 47 of the Offences Against the Person Act 1861?
- The jury had been misdirected as to the burden of proof requirements of consent
- Consent was treated as a defence to the offence and not as negating the actus reus
Posted in Criminal Law Revision Notes.
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