'Consent' is not mitigation to child sexual abuse

In Clarkson v The Queen; EJA v The Queen [2011] VSCA 157 the Court of Appeal (comprised of five judges) considered the relevance of an unresisting victim to sentencing an adult offender for child sex offences.Maxwell ACJ, Nettle, Neave, Redlich and Harper JJA [at 3]:The absolute prohibition on sexual activity with a child is founded …

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‘Consent’ is not mitigation to child sexual abuse

In Clarkson v The Queen; EJA v The Queen [2011] VSCA 157 the Court of Appeal (comprised of five judges) considered the relevance of an unresisting victim to sentencing an adult offender for child sex offences.Maxwell ACJ, Nettle, Neave, Redlich and Harper JJA [at 3]:The absolute prohibition on sexual activity with a child is founded …

Continue reading ‘Consent’ is not mitigation to child sexual abuse