In this issue
R v Toure [2020] 4 WLR 17
Acquitted of rape; obtaining reporting restrictions
Sentencing Law Update
Longer sentences for sexual and violent offences due to alterations in the early release provisions

Welcome to the Spring edition of our Sexual offences newsletter and we hope in these difficult times it provides you with a useful quick update to cases and issues.


In this issue, Ben Newton looks at the correct approach to be applied by the courts when considering the defence of legitimate reason for possessing or distributing indecent images of children.


Abigail Bright succeeds with an innovative approach to obtaining and maintaining anonymity for a defendant accused of rape.


Tayyiba Bajwa provides us with a round up of recent useful sentencing authorities including the important issue of totality in multiple sexual offending while I comment in a little more detail on the latest legislation altering early release provisions for those convicted of sexual and violent offences.


As always if you want to discuss these issues with anyone in the team or anything else relating to sexual offences please do get in touch.


With best wishes,


Sarah Elliott QC