Rogers, J; (2008) R v Devonald: Consent and the "purpose" of the defendant. Journal of Criminal Law , 72 (4) 280 - 282.
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I argued that the Court of Appeal in R v Devonald erred in holding that a secret plan by the defendant could vitiate the consent of another to a sexual encounter. This should only be correct when the victim is deceived into not understanding that the defendant had a sexual motive, which was not the case here.
|Title:||R v Devonald: Consent and the "purpose" of the defendant|
|Keywords:||consent, s.76 (2) a Sexual Offences Act 2003|
|UCL classification:||UCL > School of Arts and Social Sciences > Faculty of Laws|
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