Attorney General's Reference (No 117/2015)

Criminal law – Sexual activity. The Court of Appeal, Criminal Division, held that a total sentence of 8 months' detention in a young offender institution, suspended for 18 months, for three counts of sexual activity with a child, contrary to s 9(1) of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, had not been unduly lenient. The judge had not erred in his finding that 'grooming' had not occurred.

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