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Date Rape and the Defense of 'Mistake of Fact'
Date Rape and the Defense of 'Mistake of Fact'

I have dealt with many sexual assault cases in the past where there is a genuine mistake of the fact as to whether or not the victim has consented to the particular circumstances that lead to the sexual behavior. For instance, sometimes a victim has expressed a prior desire ...

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    I have dealt with many sexual assault cases in the past where there is a genuine mistake of the fact as to whether or not the victim has consented to the particular circumstances that lead to the ...

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