Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2009] All ER (D) 209 (Aug)
Neutral Citation: [2009] EWCA Crim 1926
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Judge:

Hallett LJ, Teare J and Judge Rook QC (judgment delivered extempore)

Representation Andrew Smith (instructed by Philip and Robert Howard) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 28 August 2009

Catchwords

Sentence - Imprisonment - Length of sentence - Defendant pleading guilty to offence of sexual assault of child under 13 - Defendant receiving sentence of 15 months' imprisonment - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.

The Case

Sentence Imprisonment. Court of Appeal, Criminal Division: A sentence of 15 months' imprisonment for the offence of sexual assault against a child under 13 was not, in the circumstances, manifestly excessive. The offence had involved a breach of trust and had left the victim very confused and disturbed.

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