6th Dec, 2016

Vale sex offender jailed after Attorney General intervention

Evesham Editorial 8th Sep, 2016 Updated: 20th Oct, 2016

AN EVESHAM sex offender has been handed a five year prison sentence after Attorney General Jeremy Wright QC intervened, describing the original punishment as ‘unduly lenient’.

Daniel Mills, 26, was originally sentenced to a three year Community Order for separate sexual offences against an underage girl and a woman in her thirties.

He was also given a Sexual Harm Prevention Order, a Restraining Order and a Criminal Behaviour Order.

However, the Court of Appeal ruled on Thursday (September 8) Mills should be jailed after the Attorney General argued the original sentence was ‘unduly lenient’ and did not accurately reflect the seriousness of the offending.

The Court of Appeal agreed and replaced Mills’ sentence with an immediate five year prison sentence.

Speaking after the hearing, the Attorney General said: “Daniel Mills committed sexual offences against more than one victim and I am pleased that the Court of Appeal has agreed that an immediate prison term is warranted in this case.”