Our client was charged with aggravated indecent sexual assault of a minor victim.
He had an extensive criminal history, and his pre-sentence report identified him as being of at ‘high risk’ of re-offending.
Police also obtained ‘a confession’ from our client which was recorded during a tapped phone call with the victim.
A maximum seven year imprisonment sentence was possible for the offence.
Carl Edwards solicitor conveyed to the courts several important surrounding circumstances of the offence while entering a guilty plea.
Our client was extremely remorseful for his actions, as demonstrated by his cessation of alcohol use following the offence, and his apology to his victim.
Several other points were submitted to the court to show our client’s good character and likely chances of rehabilitation.
Our client was given a suspended sentence, meaning he could continue his long term employment and gain access to several rehabilitation and offenders’ programs.