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New proposals give greater focus to impact of sex offences on victims
The Sentencing Council has launched a consultation yesterday on its proposals for how guidance for courts on sexual offences should be brought up to date.
It aims to give more focus to the impact on victims and reflect advances in technology, while making sure offenders are dealt with effectively.
Its draft sentencing guideline, which covers a large number of offences including rape, child sex offences, indecent images of children, trafficking and voyeurism, proposes a variety of changes to how offending is dealt with by the courts.
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