Practice and Procedure

R v G (2009)

PUBLISHED February 6, 2009

[2009] EWCA Crim 265

A period of detention was inevitable for offences of rape and sexual assault on a child under 13 but a total sentence of four years was too long and had to be reduced to three years where the offender was aged 14 and had no previous convictions, warnings or reprimands.

CA (Crim Div) (Rix LJ, Bean J, Judge Paget QC)