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If a historic charge is made does the law at the tine take

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If a historic charge is made does the law at the tine take predicence or cane the law be changed before it goes to trial

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Customer: replied 3 years ago.
It's about a consensual sex case where a girl was under 16 . going back 33years has made a complaint

The issue is the law at the time. There are offences that have retrospective effect but very few. The War Crimes Act is the only one I can think of off hand. That is the way the law is changed generally.

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