Sex with consent ‘can still be rape’

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Metro

A man could be convicted of rape even if the woman agreed to have sex, judges have ruled.

He would still be guilty if he did something she asked him not to, a High Court panel led by England and Wales’ most senior judge decreed.

A man would no longer be said to have consent because he ‘deliberately ignored’ the limitations put on sex, it was decided.

The ruling follows a test case involving a wife who claimed her husband broke their agreement by failing to withdraw.

The judges backed her, saying she ‘was deprived of choice relating to the crucial feature on which her original consent to sexual intercourse was based’.

They added: ‘Accordingly, her consent was negated.’

The couple, who wed under Islamic law, had sex after agreeing he would withdraw because she was ‘adamant that she did not want another child’.

But the husband went back on…

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