Practice and Procedure

R v DP (2013)

PUBLISHED January 23, 2013

[2013] EWCA Crim 1143

A discretionary life sentence imposed under the Powers of Criminal Courts (Sentencing) Act 2000 for assault on a child under 13 by penetration was not excessive. The offender was a predatory paedophile with previous convictions for sexual offences against children and the offence was of sufficient seriousness to warrant life imprisonment.

CA (Crim Div) (Treacy LJ, Edwards-Stuart J, Sir Geoffrey Grigson)