R v Goldfinch

Sentencing – Sexual offences. The judge had failed to attach sufficient weight to the maximum available for the offence for which the defendant had been convicted was 10 years' imprisonment and the culpability had been that of a 16-year-old boy whose single offence had been the result of teenage experimentation. Accordingly, the Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, quashed the sentence of six and half years' imprisonment and substituted one of three years.

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