L V S (2003) 1 All SA 16 (SCA)

Main Issue: Rape of an 11 year old/appeal against conviction and sentence/ fair trial

Findings: Court held that where there is no notice of blood by complainant (allegedly a virgin) and in the face of testimony by the mother to have seen semen coming out of the complainants vagina four days after the alleged event, there is insufficient evidence to support a finding that the Appellant was guilty beyond reasonable doubt.