A statement from the Attorney General's Office said:
Having carefully reviewed this case, the Attorney General, Dominic Grieve QC MP, has decided to refer the sentence of Neil Wilson to the Court of Appeal for review.
The case will in due course be heard by three Court of Appeal judges who will decide whether or not the sentence is unduly lenient and whether they should increase it.
Robert Colover has been suspended from prosecuting sexual offence cases pending a review by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), while Judge Peters' comments are to be investigated by the Office for Judicial Complaints.
As well as receiving a number of complaints, the CPS was confronted by a petition, which now has more than 50,000 signatures, demanding Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer investigate the language used by Mr Colover.
The Attorney General has referred the sentence handed down to Neil Wilson to the Court of Appeal as possibly unduly lenient.
It is the case where a 13-year-old victim was labelled 'predatory' by the prosecution.
Judge Peters has said that the increase to Neil Wilson's sentence is not to do with his activity with his 13-year-old victim, but to separate charges relating to images of child abuse found on his computer.
Speaking to Wilson who appeared via video link the judge said:
I have had the matter listed before me today as part of the sentence, not that part relating to sexual activity with a child, requires correcting.
It was not appreciated by the parties that I could not pass a community order with a supervision requirement for three years to run alongside a suspended sentence on the same indictment or indeed another indictment sentenced on the same occasion.
In amending the sentence I have sought to ensure that all parts of the order will be complied with by the defendant and that any breach will be brought before a court and consideration given to further penalty, including immediate imprisonment.
A paedophile who was given a suspended sentence after his 13-year-old victim was branded "predatory" by a prosecutor has had his sentence increased due to a technicality, but has still walked free from court.
Neil Wilson was given an eight-month suspended sentence after admitting engaging in sexual activity with the girl, as well as separate counts of making indecent images, at Snaresbrook Crown Court last week.
Making no reference to the storm surrounding the case during the 10-minute hearing, the judge altered Wilson's total sentence to 12 months imprisonment, suspended for two years, but kept the sentence for sexual activity with a child the same, at eight months suspended for two years.
Wilson still faces having his sentence reviewed after Attorney General Dominic Grieve agreed to examine the case.
The judge at the centre of the row over 13-year-old girl who was called "predatory" following sexual abuse has failed to apologise or explain his comments in Snaresbrook Crown Court.
A convicted paedophile who walked free from court after his 13-year-old victim was branded "predatory" by a prosecutor is due back before a court today.
Neil Wilson, 41, received a suspended eight-month sentence at Snaresbrook Crown Court last Monday after he admitted engaging in sexual activity with the girl.
Prosecutor Robert Colover's labelling of the young 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
Judge Nigel Peters QC is also being investigated by the Office for Judicial Complaints over some of his comments.
Wilson will appear in court via videolink to deal with "an administrative matter" in relation to his sentence and which could be reviewed after Attorney General Dominic Grieve agreed to examine the case.
The Shadow Attorney General has written to the Chair of the Bar Standards Board to request an investigation to determine whether Robert Colover may have violated the Bar Standards Board’s code of conduct.
Labour MP Emily Thornberry, who worked as a human rights barrister before she was elected, wrote:
I am writing to express my concern that barrister Robert Colover may have violated the Bar Standards Board’s code of conduct when representing the Crown in the sentencing of Neil Wilson for sexual activity with a child on Monday 5th August 2013 at Snaresbrook Crown Court.
The Crown Prosecution Service has acknowledged that the language was “inappropriate”.
I would go further than that and suggest that it has brought the profession into disrepute and could deter vulnerable victims from coming forward in future.
Reacting to the CPS investigation in to Robert Colover QC, Jo, who started an online petition called on the organisation to take action, said:
This is incredible news.
I am grateful that Keir Starmer has listened to us, and thankful for the people who signed and the media who have covered this so sensitively today.
This has been a real victory in the fight against victim blaming which results in so many sexual abuse cases going unreported and unpunished.
I hope it's the start of a real step change in how the legal establishment deals with these kinds of cases. Now I hope that the CPS agrees to meet with victims' groups so we can work together to stop this happening again.