||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 167 (Dec)
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Scott Baker LJ, Bennett J and Judge Stephens QC (judgment delivered extempore)
||David Tomlinson (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
||16 December 2008
Sentence - Imprisonment - Length of sentence - Rape - Defendant raping complainant in her home - Complainant's young son sleeping nearby at time of offence - Defendant not arrested until 15 years after offence - Defendant convicted after trial - Judge sentencing defendant to seven years' imprisonment - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.
Sentence Imprisonment. Court of Appeal, Criminal Division: A sentence of seven years' imprisonment for rape was not manifestly excessive where the aggravating features of the offence included the fact that the attack had taken place in the complainant's own home and the defendant had caused her considerable and lasting distress.
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