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R v Camplin (1845)

Facts

  • The defendant caused the 13-year-old victim to become insensible after administering significant amounts of alcohol ‘to excite her’
  • The defendant then took advantage of her state, having sexual intercourse with her

Issue

  • Did the victim consent?

Decision

  • No

Reasoning

  • An insensible victim incapable of giving consent cannot consent
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