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S4(1) Causing a person to engage in sexual activity

Actus reus:
Causation
Engage in activity
Sexual activity
No consent


Mens rea
Intentionally?
No Reasonable belief in consent


Is this correct or have I missed anything?
Can anyone give me an example of this applied to a problem?

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(Original post by new1234)
S4(1) Causing a person to engage in sexual activity

Actus reus:
Causation
Engage in activity
Sexual activity
No consent


Mens rea
Intentionally?
No Reasonable belief in consent


Is this correct or have I missed anything?
Can anyone give me an example of this applied to a problem?

Thank you!
Yes. You must prove causation. The conduct of the accused must be the cause of the victim engaging in the sexual activity, although it is not necessary that it be the sole cause. You would apply the normal rules of causation here.

The Actus Reus and Mens Rea of the offence described above are correct, but remember to note the aggravated offence under s.4(4) if its relevant in an exam.
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Yes. You must prove causation. The conduct of the accused must be the cause of the victim engaging in the sexual activity, although it is not necessary that it be the sole cause. You would apply the normal rules of causation here.

The Actus Reus and Mens Rea of the offence described above are correct, but remember to note the aggravated offence under s.4(4) if its relevant in an exam.
Thank you!

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Read section 4.

It is not difficult.
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Read section 4.

It is not difficult.
I have read it! I was still so confused after reading it.
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