Rape: Sentencing

Ministry of Justice written question – answered on 5th December 2017.

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Photo of Luke Pollard Luke Pollard Labour/Co-operative, Plymouth, Sutton and Devonport

Whether there are plans to review sentencing guidelines for rape committed by people under 18.

Photo of Dominic Raab Dominic Raab The Minister of State, Ministry of Justice

Sentencing guidelines are not set by the Ministry of Justice. They are set by the independant Sentencing Council.

I can however confirm, new guidelines on sentencing under 18s for sexual offences came into effect in June.

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