JR v HM Advocate

Sentencing – Rape – Order for lifelong restriction (OLR). High Court of Justiciary: Refusing an appeal against sentence by an appellant who was sentenced to an OLR after being convicted of two charges of rape, the court held that the sentencing judge was entitled to consider, inter alia, that the appellant presented with a pattern of sexual offending over a period from 2003 to 2014; that he had a propensity to commit offences of that kind; that the propensity was an enduring one; that there were serious issues relating to his willingness to, or capacity for, change; and that the risk criteria were met: that being so she had no option but to impose an OLR.

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