The Attorney-General’s Office has been asked to appeal the sentence of a child migrant, alleged to be 15 years-old, who was convicted of raping a five-year-old boy in Derby this month, Breitbart London can reveal.
The migrant, who told his victim he would “break him into pieces” if he told anyone about the attack, escaped a custodial sentence entirely, with circuit judge Jonathan Bennett handing down a three-year rehabilitation order.
So soon after controversial court rulings on Brexit and Article 50, the decision has sparked widespread public outrage, raising further questions about the lack of judicial accountability in Great Britain. There have even been calls for out of touch judges to be subject to retention elections, as is common in Japan and many American states.
The extreme lenience shown stands in contrast to the severity with which two Polish migrants were recently treated after throwing bacon at a mosque. This drunken prank earned an eight-month sentence, with the pair reportedly suffering repeated assaults at the hands of Muslim inmates while in prison.
Breitbart London asked Derby prosecutors if they would request that the Attorney-General protest the sentence in the Court of Appeal under the Unduly Lenient Sentence scheme, considering the case could easily have been referred to the Crown Court as a “grave crime” and attracted a substantial prison term.
The Crown Prosecution Service’s local Victim Liaison unit told us they would not, as their Senior Crown Prosecutor did not believe this was appropriate in youth cases.
Anyone can ask the Attorney-General to appeal an Unduly Lenient Sentence, however, and after taking up the matter with the Attorney-General’s press team Breitbart London has learned that at least one unnamed individual has.
Jeremy Wright and Robert Buckland, the Tory MPs who serve as the government’s Law Officers, must decide whether or not they will ask the Court of Appeal to reconsider the sentence by December 13th.
This is a big test for Theresa May’s administration, which has already been accused of trying to cover-up the failings in its policy towards supposed “child migrants” arriving from Calais.
The government built 15-foot high screens to shield new arrivals from public view after pictures emerged which seemed to show that large numbers of migrants were substantially older than claimed.