Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2002] All ER (D) 91 (Mar)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Rix LJ, Leveson J and Sir Richard Tucker

Representation Nicholas Bleaney (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 7 March 2002


Sentencing - Indecent assault on female - Whether exceptional circumstances existing which justified suspending sentence - .

The Case

A defendant's voluntary confession about his having committed indecent assaults, the fact that he had ceased those assaults of his own accord, and the attitude of the victim and her family amounted, in all the circumstances of the case, to exceptional reasons for the purposes of s118(4)(b) of the for suspending a sentence of imprisonment.

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