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A statement from the Attorney General's Office said:
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.
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:
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:
Reacting to the CPS investigation in to Robert Colover QC, Jo, who started an online petition called on the organisation to take action, said:
The Metropolitan Police has said that the language used by both the prosecutor and a judge in the case of Neil Wilson was not used by its officers:
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Judge who caused controversy by describing a 13-year-old victim as "predatory" fails to apologise as he increases paedophile's sentence.
A prosecutor and a judge who used the word "predatory" to refer to a 13-year-old sex abuse victim are facing investigations.