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Facts[]

The defendant was a singing coach. He told one of his pupils, a 16 year old girl, that he would do something that would help her improve her singing skills by opening up her air passages. In actuality, he was having sexual intercourse with her.

Issue[]

Is consent under a false impression valid?

Decision[]

The defendant was found guilty of rape.

Reason[]

The defendant had fraudulently misled the girl as to the nature and purpose of the act.

Ratio[]

Consent must be given freely. Consent given by fraud is no consent.

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