Friday, 3 October 2008

Convicted paedophile's jail time cut

A 31-year-old man who sexually abused his partner's six-year-old son has had his jail term reduced.

The man - who cannot be named - pleaded guilty in the District Court in Brisbane to eight offences against the boy committed in June last year while the child's mother was at work.

He was jailed for four years with a parole eligibility date after one year.

In imposing sentence the primary judge said the conduct was "heinous, despicable, contemptible" and "nauseating" and described the contents of the victim impact statement as disturbing.

The Court of Appeal today allowed the man's appeal against his sentence and reduced his jail term to two years to be suspended after eight months because the man had confessed his actions, had shown remorse and pleaded guilty.

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