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'Lenient' sentence of Penzance rapist Lee Hosking to be reviewed

By CMChloe  |  Posted: March 13, 2014

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'Lenient' sentence of Penzance rapist Lee Hosking to be reviewed today

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The sentence of a rapist who brutally attacked a woman in Penzance is due to be reviewed tomorrow for being too lenient.

In January Lee Hosking was sentenced to nine and a half years in prison after being found guilty of raping of a woman in 2008.

The Court of Appeal will tomorrow review the sentence under the Unduly Lenient Scheme after it was referred by the solicitor general, Oliver Heald QC MP.

Six years ago Hosking subjected his victim to a horrific attack in which she was brutally raped multiple times while her mouth was covered.

The victim was thrown to the floor, stamped on and left with cuts, bruises and swellings all over her body.

She was left traumatised and still bears scars from the attack.

Years after the case went cold, Hosking was tracked down by DNA analysis and tried at Truro Crown Court.

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  • josdave  |  March 13 2014, 8:23PM

    I agree he should get more but then leniency is the norm for our courts these days.

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