Attorney General’s Reference (Nos 11 and 12 of 2012) – WLR daily

Posted May 25th, 2012 in child abuse, law reports, rape, sentencing by tracey

Attorney General’s Reference (Nos 11 and 12 of 2012): [2012] EWCA Crim 1119;  [2012] WLR (D)  160

“When sentencing for rape of a person under 13, under section 5 of the Sexual Offences Act 2003, the judge in assessing seriousness had to analyse the circumstances of the offence and consider the deterrent element in sentencing for sexual offences committed against young children, taking into account the fact that exploitative behaviour might be as serious as submission obtained by force, the ages of the offender and victim, and the starting point for such consideration was on page 25 of the Sentencing Guidelines Council guideline Sexual Offences Act 2003 (2007).”

WLR Daily, 23rd May 2012