Specialist judge to rule on whether a man can keep having sex with his wife

Specialist judge to rule on whether a man can keep having sex with his wife as her carers claim her learning difficulties mean she may no longer be able to consent Judge deciding whether to make an order barring man from having sex with wife Carers say she no longer has mental capacity to make decision about having sex If imposed, her husband of over 20 years could face prison if he breaches order

By Amie Gordon For Mailonline

Published: 14:02 BST, 1 April 2019 | Updated: 15:00 BST, 1 April 2019

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Mr Justice Hayden has been asked to decide whether a man can keep having sex with his wife

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

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