Practice and Procedure

ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REFERENCE (NO.66 OF 2008) sub nom R v RTC (2009)

PUBLISHED January 21, 2009

[2009] EWCA Crim 87

A sentence of six years' imprisonment imposed on an offender who had been found guilty on two counts of rape against his ex-wife was unduly lenient having regard to the grave breach of trust involved in the attacks and the offender's enjoyment of his ex-wife's discomfort at trial, and was increased to a sentence of 10 years' imprisonment.

CA (Crim Div) (Lord Judge LCJ, Pitchford J, Roderick Evans J)