Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2011] All ER (D) 185 (Jan)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Lord Judge CJ, Eady and Simon JJ (judgment delivered extempore)

Representation Crispin Aylett QC (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
  Jonathan Barker for the offender.
Judgment Dates: 25 January 2011


Sentence - Imprisonment - Length of sentence - Offender sexually assaulting victim late at night - Offender using knife to force victim to masturbate him - Offender pleading guilty to a charge of sexual assault and to having a bladed article - Offender sentenced to 15 months' imprisonment - Whether sentence unduly lenient - .

The Case

Sentence Imprisonment. On the application of the Attorney General, the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, increased the offender's sentence from 15 months' imprisonment to four years' where he had pleaded guilty to one count of sexual assault contrary to of the Sexual Offences Act 2003 and to having a bladed article contrary to of the Criminal Justice Act 1988, where he had used a knife to coerce the young female victim to masturbate him late at night.

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