Practice and Procedure

R v B (2012)

PUBLISHED June 20, 2012

[2012] EWCA Crim 1800

A judge had been entitled to conclude that it was appropriate to sentence a young offender to detention for public protection with a minimum term of two years, where he had raped his younger sister and cousins when he was aged between 11 and 12. However, it was important that his case should be reviewed by the Youth Justice Board immediately on the conclusion of the tariff period.

CA (Crim Div) (Sir John Thomas (President QBD) , Collins J, Calvert-Smith J)