Practice and Procedure

R v J (2009)

PUBLISHED September 10, 2009

[2009] EWCA Crim 2108

A sentence of eight years' detention for a 14-year-old offender who had raped his five-year-old sister and sexually assaulted two other young children was too high where the offender's IQ was below the learning disability range, and he had pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity. A sentence of six year's detention was substituted.

CA (Crim Div) (Elias LJ, Simon J, Coulson J)