R v Grout 
- The defendant was charged with both causing and inciting sexual activity with a child, as two separate counts
- The defendant, via webcam, had asked the 12-year-old victim to show him her bra; she had lifted her t-shirt, revealing her bra strap
- Was the conviction safe?
- No, conviction quashed
- The judge had failed to break down the two counts adequately, misdirecting the jury
- Sexual conversation, in theory, can constitute a cause or incitement of sexual activity
Posted in Criminal Law Revision Notes.
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