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R v (1) B (2) G

A two-year detention and training order for a 16-year-old who raped a girl of the same age, and an 18-month detention and training order for the 16-year-old who aided and abetted the rape, were unduly lenient as there had been significant aggravating features and the judge had failed to take into account a victim impact statement.

6 October 2006

The Attorney-General referred as unduly lenient the sentences imposed on the first defendant (B) following his plea of guilty to rape and on the second defendant (G) following his conviction for aiding and abetting rape. The victim (V), B and G were all 16 years old and attended college together. One lunchtime they went to the home of another college friend (J) to play computer games. The group sat on J’s bed, with V leaning against B, in between his legs. B made advances towards V which she resisted by jiggling out of his way while continuing to play a computer game. B proceeded to attempt to undo V’s blouse and when she further resisted his advances he pushed her on to the bed and pulled down her trousers and knickers. B instructed G to hold V’s arms down in return for a payment of £5, which he did while B penetrated her. During the incident J stood by and looked on, assisting neither party. V reported the rape the following day. B was sentenced to a two-year detention and ...

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