Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2009] All ER (D) 134 (Aug)
Neutral Citation: [2009] EWCA Crim 1994
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Judge:

Thomas LJ, Treacy J and King J (judgment delivered extempore)

Representation Charles Rich (instructed by Goodyear and Co) for the defendant.
  Diana Spence (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 17 August 2009

Catchwords

Sentence - Custodial sentence - Sexual offences against children - Defendant in mid-twenties entering internet chatrooms designed for teenagers - Defendant enticing children to commit lewd acts on camera - Defendant being charged with distributing images and possession of child pornography - Defendant being made subject to sexual offences prevention order and indefinite notification - Whether sentence manifestly excessive - , and .

The Case

Sentence Custodial sentence. Court of Appeal, Criminal Division: A sentence of 18 months' imprisonment for first offences of possessing and distributing child pornography was not manifestly excessive as the sentence was designed to have a deterrent effect.

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