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Old 17 November 2018, 01:42 PM
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Thanks, Esprise Me.

That seems to me to raise as many questions as it answers, however. If she said he dragged her 30 feet through the mud: did anybody look at the mud, to check for tracks? If not, why not? What about the witness who apparently said he had his hand at her throat?

Was the complainant examined by a doctor? If not, why not? If so, was there bruising, at the throat or elsewhere? (Lack of bruising of course doesn't prove consent, but its presence would nevertheless be evidence.)

And, even if they were kissing, which there also seems to be a lack of evidence for, consent for kissing is not the same thing as consent for intercourse. (And why did the person who the defendant said saw them kissing not give evidence?)
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