||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 120 (Oct)
||Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Sir Igor Judge P, Holland and Goldring JJ
||Peter Moulson (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
|| Tina Dempster (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
||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.
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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