Crown to appeal '50 Shades' rape case

LYN HUMPHREYS
Last updated 05:00 04/12/2013

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The Crown is to appeal a judge's decision to acquit a Stratford man in the "Fifty Shades of Grey" rape case.

Crown solicitor Justin Marinovich said yesterday the Crown Law Office had reviewed Judge Allan Roberts' decision to halt the jury trial and acquit the accused.

The decision had now been made to appeal the judge's decision.

The accused, who has name suppression, was on trial in the New Plymouth District Court last month charged with the rape and sexual violation of his former wife.

During the trial kinky elements akin to the trilogy Fifty Shades of Grey were revealed in the couple's relationship.

The trial was aborted after six days of evidence, much of it from the complainant.

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