Judge compares incest and paedophilia to past attitudes towards homosexuality, claiming they might not be taboo anymore

Judge compares incest and paedophilia to past attitudes towards homosexuality, claiming they might not be taboo anymore.

” a jury was empanelled and the Crown Prosecutor requested the jurors be told of the earlier misconduct to show MRM [the defendant] had a tendency to have a sexual interest in and have sexual intercourse with his sister…

The Crown argued that without the background information, the jury might find it hard to understand why MRM began raping his sister “out of the blue” and why she did not report it to her parents or police…

But Judge Neilson refused to admit the evidence, saying the sexual abuse which had occurred when the girl was 10 or 11 and the youth was 17 occurred in a different context to the sex which happened when she was 18 and he was 26.”

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