Attorney General's Reference; R v H (2017)

Sentence – Sexual offences. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, on a reference brought by the Attorney General, under s 36 of the Criminal Justice Act 1998, held that a 24-month youth rehabilitation order with extensive supervision and surveillance for 24 months, and a 4-month curfew requirement with electronic monitoring, for one count of rape and one count of assault by penetration, had been unduly lenient. In all the circumstances, that sentence was quashed and substituted for a total term of three years' detention.

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