Practice and Procedure

R v PW (2012)

PUBLISHED July 6, 2012

[2012] EWCA Crim 1653

When sentencing an offender for making and distributing indecent images of children, a judge had been entitled to take a high starting point above the sentencing guidelines to reflect the scale, gravity and grotesqueness of the material before him. However, extended sentences relating to possession of such images had to be corrected as they exceeded the maximum sentences allowable.

CA (Crim Div) (Hallett LJ, Ouseley J, Haddon-Cave J)