Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2012] All ER (D) 63 (Aug)
Court: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division

Davis LJ, Foskett and Sweeney JJ (judgment delivered extempore)

Representation Rupert Hallowes (instructed by the Registrar of Criminal Appeals) for the defendant.
  Mary Walford (instructed by the Crown Prosecution Service) for the Crown.
Judgment Dates: 8 August 2012


Sentence - Community order - Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) - Defendant being guilty of harassment of young girl - SOPO being imposed on interim basis - Pre-sentence report recommending community order - Defendant assessed as low risk of re-offending - Sentencing judge imposing community order and SOPO in sentence - Whether sentencing judge erring in confirming SOPO.

The Case

Sentence Community order. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, in allowing the defendant's appeal against sentence following a conviction for harassment of a girl, held that, in the circumstances, the imposition of a Sexual Offences Prevention Order (SOPO) had not been necessary.

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