14-YEAR-OLD CONVICTED OF SEXUAL OFFENCES COMMITTED AGAINST YOUNG COUSIN

A sentence of two years’ detention was not appropriate in the case of a 14-year-old boy who had committed sexual offences against his eight-year-old cousin; the evidence showed that he did not pose a real risk to others and a custodial sentence would not be in the interests of his welfare. A supervision order for a term of three years was imposed instead.

[2009] EWCA Crim 2231