Neil Wilson’s sentence increased over a ‘technicality’

Paedopile whose victim was described as predatory has sentence increased.

Judge who granted suspended sentence lengthens overall term by four months on technicality over indecent images charges

Domonic Grieve

The attorney general, Dominic Grieve (above), is to examine the sentencing of paedophile Neil Wilson.

A convicted paedophile who escaped jail after his 13-year-old victim was described by a prosecutor as predatory has had his sentence increased because of a technicality.

Neil Wilson was given an eight-month suspended sentence after admitting he had engaged in sexual activity with the girl – as well as separate counts of making indecent images – at Snaresbrook crown court in east London last week.

News that the prosecutor Robert Colover had described the victim as predatory and sexually experienced caused outrage and led to his suspension from prosecuting sexual offence cases pending a review by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS).

Judge Nigel Peters QC is also being investigated by the Office for Judicial Complaints for remarking that his sentence took into account the girl’s appearance and behaviour.

On Monday, Peters altered Wilson’s sentence at a brief hearing at Snaresbrook crown court, after admitting it needed correction.

Making no reference to the controversy surrounding the case during the 10-minute hearing, the judge kept Wilson’s sentence for sexual activity with a child the same – at eight months suspended for two years – but changed his total sentence to 12 months’ imprisonment, suspended for two years.

The Guardian 12/08/13

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  2. Principle5000

    Total Disgust is how I Feel with these Lousy Sentences

    They are an Insult to the Victims