Meadows, Aaron v The Queen [2017] VSCA 290

CRIMINAL LAW
Judgment type: 
Victorian Court of Appeal
Judge(s): 
Ferguson CJ, Maxwell P
Parties: 

Meadows, Aaron v The Queen

Judgment Date: 
11 October 2017
Catchwords: 

CRIMINAL LAW - Appeal - Sentence - State and Commonwealth offences - Grooming - Use of carriage service - Knowingly possess child pornography - Sentence 18 months - Recognisance release order - Community corrections order - Whether order uncertain - Discrepancy between order pronounced on sentence and formally recorded - Clerical error - No uncertainty - Whether manifestly excessive - Guilty plea - Remorse - Personal circumstances - No 'real' victim - Gravity of offending - Aggravation - Sexually explicit language - Leave to appeal refused - Sentencing Act 1991 s104A(1).

Citation: 
[2017] VSCA 290