Practice and Procedure

ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REFERENCE (NO.70 OF 2008) sub nom R v BW (2009)

PUBLISHED January 21, 2009

[2009] EWCA Crim 100

A community order with a requirement to attend a sex offender's programme and attend probation appointments for three years imposed on a 72-year-old offender who had pleaded guilty to six offences of indecent assault on females under 13, which had taken place up to 40 years previously, was not unduly lenient and a non-custodial sentence was in the proper range of sentences available to the judge who had exercised extreme caution in assessing the circumstances of the case.

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