EA v Procurator Fiscal, Dundee

Sentencing – Sexual offences – Sexual Offences Prevention Orders (SOPOs). High Court of Justiciary: In an appeal against sentence by a 65-year old appellant who pled guilty to sexually assaulting his 25-year-old stepdaughter by rubbing her buttocks over her pyjamas whilst she was asleep, the court quashed a SOPO imposed by the sheriff, holding that he had erred in concluding that the requirements for the imposition of a SOPO were met, and in any event the SOPO imposed was oppressive to a substantial degree.

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