13-YEAR-OLD HAVING CONSENSUAL SEXUAL INTERCOURSE WITH 11-YEAR-OLD SISTER

[2006] EWCA Crim 111 [2006] EWCA Crim 111

A three-year sentence was substituted for a sentence of four years and three months’ detention for five counts of rape of a child under the age of 13. The original sentence was manifestly excessive in light of the proximity in ages between the offender and the complainant and the offender’s plea of guilty.