Too le­nient

Townsville Bulletin - - National Snapshot -

A FIVE-year sen­tence for a rapist has prompted the Vic­to­rian Di­rec­tor of Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tions to de­mand tougher pun­ish­ments in the Court of Ap­peal. Paul Hold­en­son, SC, for the DPP, said sen­tences for rape in Vic­to­ria were not re­flect­ing the max­i­mum 25-year penalty. He ar­gued they also do not re­flect the crime’s grav­ity, cit­ing the five-year judge­ment.

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