Rape victims’ sexual history will be barred from being used as evidence in court trials under plans by the Law Commission to protect complainants from juries’ prejudices.
Juries‘ prejudices are what juries are there for. That’s the whole point. Is this, in the eys of the average bod in the street, a crime?
Of course the English legal system hates to even think about jury nullification but that is indeed the root of the idea in the first place.
“Thde defendant claims that Ms X consented to a knee trembler. Can anyone imagine such a thing from one so young and fragant?”
“Yes, there’s a line of 15 blokes here who had knee tremblers on the previous 15 Friday nights with Ms X”?
“But we cannot use Ms X’s previous sexual conduct now, can we?”