Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2006] All ER (D) 120 (Oct)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Sir Igor Judge P, Holland and Goldring JJ

Representation Peter Moulson (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
  Tina Dempster (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 11 October 2006


Sentence - Custodial sentence - Sexual offences - Imprisonment for public protection - Whether unreasonable to assume defendant posing significant risk of serious harm - Whether sentence manifestly excessive - , s 225, s 229.

The Case

In a case in which the defendant, a registered sex offender, was sentenced to imprisonment for public protection pursuant to s225 of the after he had pleaded guilty to, inter alia, a specified offence of causing a child to watch a sexual act, the sentence had been justified in the light of the fact that he had committed a specified offence and the nature of his offending had escalated, thus increasing the risk of significant harm to the public.

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