Practice and Procedure

ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REFERENCE (NO.37 OF 2007) sub nom R v S (2007)

PUBLISHED June 12, 2007

[2007] EWCA Crim 1576

A sentence of two years' imprisonment imposed on an elderly man, following his conviction for indecent assaults on three young girls committed over 15 years earlier and after which he had ceased offending, had not been unduly lenient. In imposing a sentence at the lower end of the appropriate range the judge had been entitled to temper justice for the victims with mercy for the offender.

CA (Crim Div) (Sir Igor Judge (President QB), Pitchford J, Flaux J)