Practice and Procedure

R v Barnett (Graham) (2007)

PUBLISHED June 27, 2007

[2007] EWCA Crim 1625

In an attempted sexual grooming case where the offender was caught by a newspaper sting operation and there was no actual victim, a sentence of 18 months' imprisonment on a guilty plea was appropriate for a man of previous good character who had been subjected to the humiliation of exposure in the national press.

CA (Crim Div) (Dyson LJ, Forbes J, Judge Rogers QC)