Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2007] All ER (D) 110 (Sep)
Neutral Citation: [2007] EWCA Crim 1988
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division
Judge:

Pill LJ, Dobbs and Lloyd Jones JJ

Representation Simon Parry (assigned by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 19 June 2007

Catchwords

Sentence - Imprisonment - Length of sentence - Sexual assault on a child under the age of 13 - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.

The Case

Sentence Imprisonment. Where the defendant had been convicted of sexual assault on a child under the age of 13 and had been sentenced to four years' imprisonment, the sentence was manifestly excessive and would be reduced to two years' imprisonment. Account had to be taken in particular of the fact that the defendant had no relevant previous convictions and that the present sentence would be his first custodial sentence.

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