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Monthly Archives: September 2012

Consent is No Defense to Assault and Battery During Sexual Activity Posted on Sep 11

The SJC reiterated last week, in Comm. v. Carey, that consent is not a defense to assault and battery with a dangerous weapon, even if it happens during consensual sexual activity. The defense had argued that the SJC case of Commonwealth v. Appleby, 380 Mass. 296   …Continue Reading Consent is No Defense to Assault and Battery During Sexual Activity