Cornish artist Graham Ovenden will find out today whether he'll put behind bars for historic child abuse charges.
He was originally handed a 12 month suspended jail term, but the Attorney General has appealed against it. The 70 year old will appear at the Court of Appeal today. He was found guilty of six counts of indecency and indecent assault in April.
Appeal Court judges will look at the sentencing of Cornish artist Graham Ovenden and decide whether his sentence was too lenient. The country's top law officer, Attorney General Dominic Grieve QC MP has referred the case to the Court of Appeal saying the sentence wasn't tough enough.
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 the sentence.
– Spokesperson for Attorney General Dominic Grieve QC MP
The Attorney General has referred the sentence of Cornish artist Graham Ovenden to the Court of Appeal to see if it was "unduly lenient". 70-year-old Graham Ovenden was handed a 12-month prison sentence suspended for two years by a judge in April.
Mr Ovenden was convicted of six charges of indecency with a child and one allegation of indecent assault between relating to three girls 1972 and 1985. Attorney General Dominic Grieve QC has now referred the sentencing decision to the Court of Appeal saying the sentencing was too not tough enough.