Teen rapist detained after suspended sentence quashed

A teenager from Stapleford who raped a 12-year-old child has had his sentence increased at the Court of Appeal.

Monday, 7th November 2016, 11:20 am
Updated Wednesday, 16th November 2016, 4:20 pm
The Court of Appeal

Brendan Gribby, 18, was given two years detention, suspended for two years, at Nottingham Crown Court earlier this year for two counts of rape. He was also sentenced to carry out 40 rehabilitation activity days, and ordered to sign the sex offenders’ register for ten years.

Gribby had raped the child on two separate occasions in 2015.

However, after a referral by the Solicitor General Robert Buckland QC MP, the Court of Appeal last week quashed the original suspended sentence and imposed an immediate custodial sentence of three years detention in a young offender institute.

Speaking after the hearing, the Solicitor General said: “I referred this case to the Court of Appeal as I did not think the original sentence adequately reflected the significant difference in age between Gribby and the victim.

“I am pleased the court has agreed he should go to custody.”