The AG sought to have referred as lenient a community rehabilitation order with participation in a sex offender’s rehabilitation programme after a conviction for sexual assaults.
Held: The offences had been committed in the 1950s and early 1970s, and the defendant was now 72. The sentencing court had been correct to take those factors into account when sentencing. The reference was refused. The judge had carefully considered all the issues.
Lord Judge, Lord Chief Justice, Mr Justice Pitchford and Mr Justice Roderick Evans
 EWCA Crim 100, Times 02-Feb-2009,  2 Cr App Rep (S) 64
England and Wales
Updated: 06 July 2022; Ref: scu.291776