Today the Court of Appeal allowed an appeal by the Director of Public Prosecutions against a sentence of 8 months’ imprisonment and a 3-year community corrections order in relation to four counts of rape. The offences were committed against a sleeping victim after a night of heavy drinking.

The Court considered the sentence to be manifestly inadequate and resentenced the offender to 4 years and 6 months’ imprisonment noting that, but for the offender’s particular disabilities, a more severe sentence would have been warranted.

Read the Court's full judgment on AustLII (External link)

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