Practice and Procedure

R v S (2005)

PUBLISHED February 11, 2005

It was in the public interest that work was done with a 15-year-old appellant, who had committed a series of sexual offences against younger family members, to undo the harm he had suffered by way of a severely disadvantaged childhood and sexual abuse. Given that the appellant was receiving appropriate therapy whilst in custody the sentence of 30 months was not manifestly excessive.