Practice and Procedure

R v O (2008)

PUBLISHED March 19, 2008

[2008] EWCA Crim 738

A sentence of 20 years' imprisonment for 13 counts of sexual offences involving young children, including rape, was not manifestly excessive as although R. v Millberry (William Christopher) [2002] EWCA Crim 2891, [2003] 1 W.L.R. 546 indicated that the appropriate starting point for a campaign of rape was 15 years, that was a starting point and not a finishing point, and the definitive sentencing guidelines applied.

CA (Crim Div) (Hallett LJ DBE, Penry-Davey J, Judge Radford QC)