Practice and Procedure

R v AB (2010)

PUBLISHED March 30, 2010

[2010] EWCA Crim 754

A sentence of two years' imprisonment following a guilty plea to three counts of sexual activity with a child was manifestly excessive given that the child was almost 16 at the time and the age disparity between the child and the offender was relatively small. A sentence of 30 weeks' imprisonment was substituted for the original term.

CA (Crim Div) (Elias LJ, Jack J, Radford J)