Practice and Procedure

R v A (2008)

PUBLISHED February 1, 2008

[2008] EWCA Crim 268

A sentence of three years' detention for public protection imposed on a 15-year-old boy who had pleaded guilty to nine counts of rape was not manifestly excessive taking into account the seriousness of the offences, the period over which they were committed, the vulnerability of the victims and the appellant's serious problems that needed addressing before it would be safe for him to be released into society.

CA (Crim Div) (Leveson LJ, Wilkie J, Recorder of London)