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    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice
    The Honourable Yvette D'Ath

    Attorney-General appeals sentence of Sterling Free

    Attorney-General and Minister for Justice
    The Honourable Yvette D'Ath

    Thursday, October 24, 2019

    Attorney-General appeals sentence of Sterling Free

    Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath has decided to appeal the sentence of Sterling Free on the basis it is manifestly inadequate.

    “I understand there has been significant community interest in this matter,” Mrs D’Ath said.

    “It is always important that I afford the Director of Public Prosecutions the time necessary to properly consider matters when preparing a brief in consideration of appealing any matter – especially one that involves a child.

    “I have now received advice from the Director of Public Prosecutions.

    “I have thoroughly considered that advice – and have decided to appeal.

    “As the matter will continue to be before the courts, I will not make any further comment.”

     

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