It is astounding that in 2020 a family court judge who deals day in, day out with cases of domestic abuse and serious sexual assault can believe that it is lawful for a man to have sex with a woman even when she says no. Yet this is exactly what happened on 8 August last year.
The case involved a father who applied for contact with his young child. The mother alleged a history of domestic violence and serious sexual assault. Senior family court judge HHJ Tolson QC ruled against her on various grounds. According to him, for a woman to show lack of consent, she must physically resist penetration.
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