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The Attorney General has said he is 'pleased' that a paedophile's suspended sentence has been overturned and he now faces immediate imprisonment. Speaking after today's hearing, the Attorney General said:
Following the case at Snaresbrook Crown Court, it emerged that prosecuting barrister Robert Colover had labelled the 13-year-old girl "predatory" and "sexually experienced". Attorney general Dominic Grieve referred the sentence given to Wilson, to appeal judges to decide if it should be increased.
The Lord Chief Justice Lord Thomas and two other judges quashed the suspended sentence and ordered Wilson, who was not present in court, to surrender to police in York by 6pm tonight.
Wilson was first handed a twelve month suspended sentence in August after he admitted engaging in sexual activity with the child, as well as offences of making indecent images of a child and offences of possession of an extreme pornographic image.
Today three judges ruled that was "plainly and without doubt unduly lenient."
A paedophile who walked free from court after his 13-year-old victim was branded "predatory' has been ordered to serve a two-year jail sentence.
Three judges at the Court of Appeal ruled that the non-custodial term originally handed out in the case of Neil Wilson, 40, was "plainly and without doubt unduly lenient".