Thursday, May 23, 2013
Norwich child sex offender will not be re-sentenced
"A Norwich sexual offender who was given a suspended sentence for assaulting two young girls was not dealt with unduly leniently, the solicitor general has decided.
GK, 48, of [redacted], was given an 18-month suspended sentence for the sexual assaults on two girls aged seven and eight after being convicted at trial last month.
Judge Mark Lucraft said at the time he had to consider the “hardship” a prison sentence would cause for K’s wife and children, but the family of one of the victims accused the judge of being “too lenient”.
A spokesman for the attorney general’s office said yesterday: “Following a very careful review of this case the Solicitor General, Oliver Heald QC MP has decided not to refer the sentence of GK to the Court of Appeal, as he did not believe that the sentence for the offences would be increased by the Court of Appeal.”"