News Criminal Defence 25th May 2022

Acquittal for defendant in double allegation of rape within a relationship characterized as controlling and abusive

Sallie Bennett-Jenkins QC acted for a 25 year old man who was accused by his former girlfriend of rape on 2 occasions, against, she claimed, a background of coercive and controlling abusive behaviour.

The couple met at a well know London School VIth form and were in a relationship for 4 years. The allegations followed the breakup of the relationship.

The defendant was a man of good character.

Counsel was instructed by Gary Monks of Hodge Jones & Allen.

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