Calazzo, Adrian (a Pseudonym) v The Queen [2017] VSCA 242

Judgment type: 
Victorian Court of Appeal
Redlich JA, Tate JA, Croucher AJA

Calazzo, Adrian (a Pseudonym) v The Queen

Judgment Date: 
11 September 2017

CRIMINAL LAW - Appeal - Sentence - Applicant pleaded guilty to three sexual offences against daughter - First and third charges each representative of two similar incidents - Applicant confessed to police before any complaint to police - Early pleas of guilty - No prior or subsequent convictions - Fair prospects of rehabilitation - Total effective sentence of seven years' imprisonment with non-parole period of four years and six months - Whether judge misapplied principles concerning representative charges - Whether error in imposing identical sentences on indecent act offences - Whether sentences manifestly excessive - Leave granted but appeal dismissed - R v CJK (2009) 22 VR 104 discussed.

[2017] VSCA 242