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CJJ rules that men can be raped by men

February 2nd, 2022

The Caribbean Court of Justice has ruled that a man can rape another man in Barbados.

The finding from the Caribbean appellate court, which was the view of six members of the seven-judge panel, arose out of an appeal by the Barbados Commissioner of Police who had challenged a decision by a Magistrate who had dismissed a rape matter, claiming that a man could not rape another.

The court, in allowing the appeal, further ruled the rape case against Stephen Alleyne, which was initially dismissed, is to be resubmitted to the magistrate’s court for a preliminary hearing.

The appellant was represented by attorney-at-law Krystal Delaney and Oliver Thomas.

Alleyne was represented by attorney-at-law Arthur Holder.

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