Attorney General's Reference (No 001/2015);

Sentence – Length of sentence. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, held that a sentence of six years' imprisonment for six counts of the rape of a child under 13, contrary to s 1(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, had been unduly lenient, in circumstances where there had been significantly aggravating features. The sentence was quashed and substituted for a sentence of nine years' imprisonment.

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