By Amie Gordon For Mailonline
Published: 14:02 BST, 1 April 2019 | Updated: 15:00 BST, 1 April 2019
Mr Justice Hayden has been asked to decide whether a man can keep having sex with his wife
A judge in a specialist court has been asked to decide whether a man can keep having sex with his wife of more than 20 years to ensure she is not raped.
The woman has learning difficulties, and carers say there is evidence that her mental health has reached a stage where she no longer has the capacity to consent.
At a preliminary hearing at the Court of Protection in London today, a judge said the man might be put in a situation where he could face prison if he breached an order, or an