Attorney General's Reference (No 002/2015);

Sentence – Imprisonment. The offender was convicted of, among other things, indecent assault contrary to s 15(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 1956 (count 1). The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, held that it appeared that the sentencing judge had been overly influenced by the sentencing regime at the time the offending had been committed. The sentence in respect of count one was increased from four and-a-half years' imprisonment to eight and-a-half years' imprisonment.

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