I’ve just finished watching 13 reasons why. Very well put together show that deals with a lot of issues including rape. In the interviews after it, they said they made it because it’s happening every day across the country in the US and people are getting away with it. The leniency the judge gave Bryce in the show would tell me it’s not just Irish judges!
On another note, I was on jury duty a few months ago for a rape case. I obviously wont go into detail, but there was one juror who pretty much said after day one that he thought he was not guilty and was not interested anymore and wasn’t changing his mind. I couldn’t believe it, ended up being a hung jury cause we couldn’t get more than 9 guilty agreements. I have no doubt from the evidence that he was guilty