Attorney General's Reference; R v Gormer (2016)

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 a total sentence of two years' detention in a young offender institution, suspended for two years, for one count of meeting a child following sexual grooming and one count of sexual activity with a child, had been unduly lenient. In all the circumstances, the total sentence would be increased to one of three years' detention in a young offender institution.

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