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ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S REFERENCE NO.61 OF 1998 SUB NOM R V R L W (1999)

PUBLISHED January 26, 1999
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When sentencing for indecent assault where there had been aggravating features of the age and handicap of the victim, breach of trust, and the duration and repeated nature of the offences, then the sentence fell outside the bounds of reasonable sentencing options open to a judge, and a custodial sentence should be imposed.

CA (Crim Div) (Lord Bingham of Cornhill LCJ, Ian Kennedy J, Jackson J)

26/01/1999

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