JB v Republic (Criminal Appeal SCA 04/2015) [2017] SCCA 11 (21 April 2017);

IN THE SEYCHELLES COURT OF APPEAL

 

[Coram:     F. MacGregor (PCA) ,M. Twomey (J.A) ,J. Msoffe (J.A)]

Criminal Appeal SCA 04/2015

(Appeal from Supreme Court Decision CR 40/2014)

 

 

JB

 

 

Appellant

 

Versus

 

 

The Republic                                                                                                    Respondent

 

 

Heard:             10 April 2017

Counsel:          Mr. France Bonte for the Appellant 

 

 

                        Ms. Amanda Faure for the Respondent 

 

Delivered:       21 April 2017

 

 

ORDER

 

J. Msoffe (J.A)

 

[1]       The Appellant, a 71-year old person at the time of trial, was convicted on his own plea of guilty to the offence of sexual assault of his 4-year old granddaughter.  He was sentenced to a term of 10 years imprisonment. 

[2]       Aggrieved, he has preferred this appeal against sentence.

[3]       At the hearing of the appeal on 10th April 2017 we told the Appellant that should the appeal fail he runs the high risk of enhancement of sentence in view of the seriousness of the offence he had committed.

[5]       On reflection, he decided not to pursue the appeal and accordingly withdrew it.

[6]       In the event, we marked the appeal withdrawn.

 

 

 

 

……………………………………………..

F. MacGREGOR, P

 

 

………………………………………………...

M. TWOMEY, JA

 

 

…………………………………………

J. MSOFFE, JA

 

 

Signed, dated and delivered at Palais de Justice, Ile du Port on 21 April 2017