Practice and Procedure

ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REFERENCE (NO.67 OF 2009) : sub nom R v P (2009)

PUBLISHED October 13, 2009

[2009] EWCA Crim 2221

A total sentence of 12 months' detention imposed on a young offender following early pleas of guilty to rape and a variety of sexual acts with a child family member was not unduly lenient due to the offender's age and lack of maturity when the offending began, the fact that he brought the offending to an end of his own volition, his frank interview and plea and his upcoming release date.

CA (Crim Div) (Lord Judge LCJ, Penry-Davey J, Keith J)