Practice and Procedure

R v JOHN JAMES P (2008)

PUBLISHED June 5, 2008

[2008] EWCA Crim 1806

A sentence of six years' imprisonment imposed following a guilty plea to an offence of assault on a child by penetration was manifestly excessive as, despite the abuse of a position of trust, the penetration had been minimal and there had been no physical harm caused to the two-year-old victim.

CA (Crim Div) (Thomas LJ, Teare J, King J)