The defendant, a prominent TV journalist had been found guilty of a series of historical assaults against young girls he met during his work. The AG now appealed against the sentence it being, he said, unduly lenient. The defendant had persisted in his virulent denials through until conviction.
Held: Public denunciations of allegations can amount to a seriously aggravating feature.
Updated: 21 November 2021; Ref: scu.516010