Court of Appeal reduce sentence in sexual assault case from 8 years to 5 years

Ailsa Williamson represented the Appellant in this successful appeal against sentence which raised issues about the meaning of “forced/uninvited entry into victim’s home” and “victim is particularly vulnerable due to personal circumstances” for the purposes of factors indicating harm category 2 of the Sentencing Council Definitive Guideline for the offence of assault by penetration.

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9th December 2019