Bail granted in sex case appeal


The Court of Criminal Appeal has granted bail pending an appeal by a 22-year-old man who sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl when he was 15. He was jailed for four years for rape and sexual assault after pleading guilty.

When the accused was sentenced in November, the court heard the girl did not want her assailant sent to prison but indicated that an apology should be given. The Court of Criminal Appeal granted the man bail on his own surety of £600 and ordered that he reside with his parents.