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Appleton in court for re-sentencing
NATIONAL NEWS - Convicted paedophile Ian Appleton is expected to appear in the Paarl Regional Court on Friday for re-sentencing.
Appleton, a retired accountant and school teacher, won his appeal last year against a five-year jail sentence for sexually abusing an eight-year-old boy three years ago.
A full bench of the Western Cape High Court set aside the sentence on December 20, 2011, and ordered that he instead be sentenced to correctional supervision involving a short period of imprisonment, and that he then be released into house arrest.
Judges Daniel Dlodlo and Vincent Saldanha referred the case back to the Paarl Regional Court, for magistrate Norma Smile to decide the period of imprisonment, and the duration of Appleton's house arrest.
Appleton, 74, performed oral sex on the boy in 2008, and was convicted of rape under the new Children's Act. At his trial, it emerged that Appleton had developed a long-standing close friendship with the boy's parents, which gave him unlimited access to the child.
The judges said the magistrate had considered correctional supervision inappropriate, due to the seriousness of the offence. They said Appleton was currently receiving rehabilitative therapy for paedophilia, and had undertaken to continue with the treatment at his own expense.
This would ensure Appleton was properly managed, monitored and rehabilitated, to enable him to assume accountability and responsibility for his condition, the judges said.
Source : Sapa
09:13 (GMT+2), Fri, 24 February 2012
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