Overview of consent as a defense:
1. Element of pre-2007 Art. 120; government burden beyond a reasonable doubt
2. Statutory defense to 2007 Art. 120 (Oct. 1, 2007);
-Benchbook position: government burden beyond a reasonable doubt; see United States v. Prather, 68 M.J. 338 (CAAF 2011) http://tinyurl.com/9426g6q;
3. NOT a statutory defense to 2012 Art. 120(f) (crimes after 28 June 2012)
-[see Offender as Witness, supra, obtain concessions]
-how did he know she “wanted him”?
-did he use force?
-“Rough sex” defense common & ridiculous (“sex is for pleasure or procreation. Getting
strangled sounds like a lot of fun, huh?”)