Practice and Procedure

ATTORNEY GENERAL'S REFERENCE (NO.92 OF 2009) sub nom R v STEPHEN LAWRENCE BRETT (2010)

PUBLISHED March 3, 2010
SHARE

[2010] EWCA Crim 524

A total sentence of 12 months' imprisonment suspended for 18 months imposed following guilty pleas to two specimen charges of rape and two of indecent assault committed against a 13-year-old girl in 1973 was unduly lenient. The sentencing judge had wrongly placed too much weight on the fact that, between the commission of the offences and conviction, the offender had made admissions and been sentenced for similar offences against other children. A total sentence of eight years' immediate imprisonment was substituted.

CA (Crim Div) (Hallett LJ DBE, Ouseley J, Hickinbottom J)

03/03/2010

CATEGORIES