The Retard And The Schoolboy

June 23, 1988: An unnamed fourteen year old boy is cleared at Stafford Crown Court of raping a forty-eight year old woman in July 1987 when Mr Justice Pill directs the jury find him not guilty on the second day of the trial. This is an unusual case, to put it mildly. The woman was described as simple-minded and of low intelligence, though she was apparently not so simple-minded that she didnít understand the birds and the bees, because she was a mother of three!

Granted this kid was no angel, but what would happen to a forty-eight year old man who admitted having sex with a fourteen year old girl?

The above was published in The Times, June 24, 1988, page 3.

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