Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2009] All ER (D) 204 (Aug)
Neutral Citation: [2009] EWCA Crim 1922
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Hallett LJ, Teare J and Judge Rook QC (judgement delivered extempore)

Representation Nneka Akudolu (instructed by Brice and Co) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 28 August 2009


Sentence - Custodial sentence - Sexual offence - Voyeurism - Defendant convicted after trial of offence of attempted voyeurism involving girl aged ten - Defendant sentenced to nine weeks' imprisonment and recommendation made for deportation to Saudi Arabia - Whether sentence manifestly excessive.

The Case

Sentence Custodial sentence. Court of Appeal, Criminal Division: A sentence of nine weeks' imprisonment for the offence of attempted voyeurism involving a child, aged ten, was not manifestly excessive.The judge was correct in finding that the offence was at the lower end of level two of the sentencing guidelines. The victim was a vulnerable child and the defendant had continued to exhibit voyeuristic behaviour, however, in the circumstances, a recommendation to deport the defendant to Saudi Arabia would be quashed.

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