Saturday, 11 February 2017

Rapist's sentence tripled by Court of Appeal

It is reassuring that the Court of Appeal has a grasp of the consequences of intra-familial sexual assaults. The stepfather who sexually assaulted his 11 year old step daughter four times was originally given a 720 days sentence and put on a three-year community corrections order.
The Director of Public Prosecutions argued that this sentence failed to reflect the seriousness of the crime and the effects on the young girl. The Court of Appeal increased the sentence to six years in jail with a minimum of four to be served before there is any eligibility for parole.

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