Practice and Procedure

R v S (2011)

PUBLISHED April 15, 2011

[2011] EWCA Crim 1238

A sentence of six years' detention, imposed following a young offender's guilty plea to statutory rape of a child aged under 13 that had resulted in pregnancy, was quashed and replaced with two years and three months' detention where the majority of the sexual activity occurred after the complainant's thirteenth birthday, the activity had been instigated by the complainant and was consensual, and the offender had pleaded guilty at the earliest opportunity and demonstrated remorse.

CA (Crim Div) (Toulson LJ, Davis J, Judge Anthony Russell QC Recorder of Preston)