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Collin Green gets reduced sentence for underage sex

April 29th, 2014 | Tags: Jamaican underage sex minor Collin Green convicted
Jamaican Collin Green won an appeal to have his stay at Her Majesty’s Prison reduced when he appeared before the Court of Appeal today, April 29, 2014. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – Jamaican Collin Green won an appeal to have his stay at Her Majesty’s Prison reduced when he appeared before the Court of Appeal today, April 29, 2014.

Green was convicted and handed the maximum possible sentence of seven years in prison by Justice Albert Redhead in 2012 for having unlawful sex with a minor girl under the age of 16 years.

Appeal Court Justice Madam Louise Blenman ruled today that Green’s sentence should be reduced to a notional term of five years in prison instead of the maximum seven years.

The appeal was allowed on the basis that the trial judge erred in issuing the maximum sentence of seven years on the appellant and failed to take into consideration the relevant principles of sentencing.

It was ruled that the sentencing judge should impose the notional sentence provided for by the legislature and weigh the mitigating and aggravating factors and do a weighing and balancing exercise to determine whether the aggravating factors had outweighed the mitigating factors or vice versa.

The Court ruling was in agreement with both the Appellant, represented by attorney Stephen Daniels and the Crown that the notional sentence be implemented.

The appellant was then given five years in substitution of the initial seven year sentence which takes effect from the date Green was first remanded on August 7, 2012.

10 Responses to “Collin Green gets reduced sentence for underage sex”

  • girl (29/04/2014, 13:07) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    What ah ting
  • Hmmm (29/04/2014, 13:30) Like (26) Dislike (1) Reply
    When they reduce the sentence for these kind of crimes do they take into account how the victim must feel? I wish we the public could appeal the sentencing and we could ask for more years.
  • Yute (29/04/2014, 14:08) Like (13) Dislike (2) Reply
    Deport he backside
  • rapist (29/04/2014, 14:12) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    colin green i have my daughters and if u eva play around them u d_ _ d
  • play (29/04/2014, 17:14) Like (3) Dislike (3) Reply
    The man showing no remost
  • Eagle (29/04/2014, 19:35) Like (6) Dislike (0) Reply
    Its time to create a registry of sex offenders on this island too many about the place.
  • SMH (29/04/2014, 19:46) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    So u can do your crime you should pay the time, what this world coming to u can rape or sex ah minor an get off free because that's no kind of sentencing ,God don't sleep he don't wear short pants.
  • HELP HELP HELP (30/04/2014, 16:30) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    the man needs help not a reduced sentence
  • do better (01/05/2014, 13:59) Like (1) Dislike (0) Reply
    Ces not the only one sleeping with minors way the test of those statutary rapist they need to get reported to once she under 18 and You over 18 u got no business between her legs uf You love her wait for her
  • Native son (02/05/2014, 12:43) Like (0) Dislike (0) Reply
    Now we know it was not youthful exhuberance the first time. A suppm' else.

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