Sentencing Guidelines - Sexual Offences
Rape, Buggery, Totality
Historic sexual offences - rape and indecent assault - historic cases - effect of delay on sentence - youth of offender.
Indecent assaults - guidance on sexual offences against young children - abuse of trust - significant adverse effect on victim - offences committed over period in respect of which offender had been previously dealt with in relation to similar offences against others.
Rape, attempted rape and indecent assault
Indecent assault - several child victims over many years - concurrent/consecutive sentences
Unduly lenient sentence - rape and indecent assault - totality
Rape, attempted buggery and indecent assault of pregnant woman in her own home - attack caused "major psychological trauma" to victim - whether 15 years excessive.
Rape of German tourist - aggravating and mitigating factors - guideline cases.
Buggery, indecent assault and gross indecency with young boy - supply of prosecution evidence to defence - objective evaluation of new material - sentencing in child sexual abuse cases.
Appeal against sentence - rape and sexual abuse of daughter - whether 16 years sentences excessive - deterrent sentences - weight to be given to mental condition of appellant.
Sentencing - rape and indecent assault on Daughter by father - "incestuous rape" and sexual abuse - whether sentence unduly lenient - age of offender and aggravating factors.
Indecent assault on and indecent conduct with partner's child - previous conviction for gross indecency with and indecent assault of step-children - imposition of consecutive sentences - time lapse between date of offences and prosecution.
Application for leave to appeal against sentence - rape - contested case - aggravating and mitigating factors.
Appeal against sentence - indecent assault of young girl - appellant in position of trust and influence.
Application for leave to appeal against sentence - indecent assault on young girls - state of health and age of applicant - whether offences were "persistent" - accused had gained trust of girls - whether sentence excessive.
Sentencing - rape of young girl at knifepoint by TA soldier - plea of guilty - discussion between trial judge and defence counsel in chambers regarding likely sentence - whether 5 years unduly lenient.
Incest - rape and indecent assault of daughters - aggravating and mitigating factors.
Buggery - offences committed by uncle in boy's home - time lapse between date of offence and prosecution.
Assault with intent to rape - sentencing for "completed" rape and attempted rape.
Indecent assault on young girl - appellant held position of trust with girl's parents - aggravating and mitigating factors.