Practice and Procedure

R v D (2011)

PUBLISHED February 10, 2011

[2011] EWCA Crim 366

Concurrent sentences of six years' imprisonment for repeated rape offences when the victim was between the ages of seven and nine years old were manifestly excessive where the offender had been a youth at the time the offences were committed and they came to light years later. The judge should have applied the principles in R. v B [2009] EWCA Crim 1062.

CA (Crim Div) (Aikens LJ, Irwin J, Judge Roberts QC)