Sentence – Sexual offences against children. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, on a reference by the Attorney General under s 36 of the Criminal Justice Act 1988, held that the offender's total sentence of 24 months' imprisonment, suspended for 24 months, for a specimen count of indecent assault and a single count of sexual activity with a child family member, all committed against her younger step-brother, had been unduly lenient. In all the circumstances, the sentence was quashed and substituted for a total term of five years' imprisonment.