Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2001] All ER (D) 273 (Feb)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Judge LJ, Cresswell and Ouseley JJ

Representation Simon Christie (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 22 February 2001


Sentencing - Gross indecency with a child - Aggravating and mitigating features - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.

The Case

A sentence of nine months' imprisonment imposed upon a defendant who pleaded guilty to an offence of gross indecency with a child was reduced on appeal to one of six months' imprisonment to reflect the basis upon which the defendant had entered his guilty plea.

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