22 October 2015

DPP appeals sentence

The Director of Public Prosecutions John Champion S.C. has lodged an appeal against the sentence imposed on a man for multiple sexual and indecent assault offences against a child under 16.

The man was sentenced in the County Court on 16 September 2015 to six years’ imprisonment, with a non-parole period of four years. He had pleaded guilty to four counts of indecent assault of a child under 16, four counts of sexual penetration of a child under 16 and one count of knowingly possessing child pornography.

Mr Champion lodged the appeal in the Court of Appeal on the grounds that the individual sentences, the total effective sentence and non-parole period were manifestly inadequate.

For further information contact:

Lisa Walker

03 9603 7493
0400 494 962