HM Advocate v McCuiag

Sentencing – Cyberstalking and child pornography. High Court of Justiciary: Refusing a Crown appeal against the extended sentence of 6 years' imprisonment, comprising a custodial period of 3 years and an extension period of 3 years, which was imposed on a respondent who pled guilty to 20 charges involving cyberstalking of nine young female complainers, taking and making indecent photographs of children, and possessing extreme pornographic images, the court held that the sentence was not unduly lenient; the decision to impose an extended sentence, rather than remitting the matter to the High Court for consideration of a Risk Assessment Order, could not be characterised as a sentence which fell outwith the range of sentences which the sheriff could reasonably have considered appropriate.

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