Bromley, John Harold v The Queen [2018] VSCA 329

CRIMINAL LAW
Judgment type: 
Victorian Court of Appeal
Judge(s): 
Kyrou and Niall JJA
Parties: 

Bromley, John Harold v The Queen

Judgment Date: 
6 December 2018
Catchwords: 

CRIMINAL LAW - Appeal - Sentence - Four charges of indecent assault upon male person - Offending took place between 1972 and 1980 - Maximum penalty then 5 years' imprisonment - Sentenced to 7 years and 9 months' imprisonment with non-parole period of 4 years and 9 months - Whether sentence manifestly excessive - Relevance of maximum penalty - Relevance of sentencing practices at time of offending - Appeal allowed - Resentenced to 4 years' imprisonment with non-parole period of 2 years.

Citation: 
[2018] VSCA 329