ADMISSIBILITY OF ALLEGED SEXUAL MISCONDUCT AS EVIDENCE OF BAD CHARACTER

A 38-year-old’s conviction for one count of rape and two counts of sexual assault with a child was unsafe where the fairness of the proceedings had been adversely affected by evidence of alleged sexual misconduct with an extended family member at the age of 14, introduced in order to show propensity to commit offences of the type charged.

[2008] EWCA Crim 1850