Attorney General pleased with paedophile sentence

The Attorney General Dominic Grieve said he is "pleased" that the Court of Appeal have jailed paedophile Neil Wilson for two years after ruling that the original non-custodial punishment was "unduly lenient".

Neil Wilson, 40, received a suspended sentence after his 13-year-old victim was called "predatory" by prosecuting barrister Robert Colover in August.

However, three judges at the Court of Appeal have ruled that the original non-custodial term handed out in the case of Neil Wilson was "plainly and without doubt unduly lenient".

Speaking after the hearing, the Attorney General said:

Neil Wilson exploited a young and vulnerable girl. He pleaded guilty to sexual activity with a child, making indecent photographs of a child and possessing extreme pornography.

I asked the Court of Appeal to examine whether the sentence was appropriate, given the seriousness of the offences, and I am pleased that they have found that this sentence was unduly lenient and have imposed an immediate sentence of imprisonment.

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Paedophile's sentence increased

Paedophile Neil Wilson, who received a suspended sentence after his 13-year-old victim was called "predatory", has been ordered to serve an immediate two-year jail sentence by Court of Appeal judges.