Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 324 (Jan)
Neutral Citation: [2002] EWCA Crim 94
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Rose LJ, Cresswell and Goldring JJ

Representation Brian Altman (instructed by the Treasury Solicitor) for the Attorney General.
  John Broadley (instructed by Levys, Manchester) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 16 January 2002


Sentencing - Indecent assault on a male - Indecent assault on a female - Aggravating and mitigating factors - Whether sentence unduly lenient.

The Case

Where a 51-year-old was convicted on ten counts of indecent assault on a male and one count of indecent assault on a female, arising from a number of sexual assaults on children over a four year period, it was held that a total sentence of five years' imprisonment with an extended licence period of three years was unduly lenient, and an extended sentence of ten years, comprising a custodial element of eight years' imprisonment would be imposed.

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