Imprisonment - Length of sentence R v X: Court of Appeal, Criminal Division (Lord Justice Pitchford, Mr Justice Wilkie, Mr Justice Holroyde): 6 September 2011 The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, in dismissing the defendant's appeal against a total sentence of 14 years' imprisonment for sexual assault, assault by penetration, attempted rape and causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity, held that, whilst the consecutive sentence of four years' imprisonment imposed for causing or inciting a child to engage in sexual activity was not the only way in which the sentencing judge could have dealt with the matter, he had not erred in passing a consecutive sentence and accordingly the total sentence was not manifestly excessive. read more

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