A man who raped a five-year-old girl has had his sentence increased after the Solicitor General, Rt Hon Michael Ellis QC MP, intervened and referred his sentence to the Court of Appeal under the Unduly Lenient Sentence (ULS) scheme.
Callum Haycock, 21, denied the offences but was later convicted of raping the girl.
Haycock was sentenced to a 3 year community order on 1 October 2020 at Worcester Crown Court and was ordered to pay the victim £2,500 in compensation. He was also placed on the Sexual Offenders Registry for a period of 5 years.
Following a referral to the Court of Appeal by the Solicitor General, on 11 December the sentence was found to be unduly lenient and has been increased to a 3 year Community Order with a 12 month electronically monitored curfew, between the hours of 7pm to 7am.
Speaking after the hearing, the Solicitor General said:
Haycock’s sickening actions have had a significant impact on the victim and her family, and it is right that the Court of Appeal has increased his sentence today. My thoughts remain with the victim and her family for their ordeal.
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Published 11 December 2020
December 11, 2020 at 1:55 pm by Editor (displayed above)