Defense say kissing means consent to sex

27Aug06

A woman was raped by two men in a camper van in Penrith, Cumbria. The way in which the local paper is reporting this trial, indicates how unfair rape trials are still.

In the article, the defense say that because the woman kissed one of the men, this means she was ‘a willing participant’.
So, kissing a guy means you are saying yes to sex..?
No it doesn’t.

The article also states that the men admitted the woman said ‘NO’ a few times, but after she said ‘NO’ she was happy to have sex with them…

To me this means, she stopped resisting once they ignored her pleas of ‘NO’ and began raping her…

Did the defense not consider that she was most likely scared..?
(click on article, then click on icon that should appear in bottom right corner)

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