Sean Hogg was originally given 270 hours of community service after being convicted of raping a 13-year old girl in a park when he was 17 years old.
The Crown had based their case on the application of mutual corroboration between the two complainers. It was agreed at Trial that the application of Moorvov was there.
However, it was argued by his lawyers that Lord Lake had misdirected the jury. Counsel for the appellant submitted that a miscarriage of justice had taken place with regards to the corroborative affect of AM’s evidence which was incapable of providing corroboration the way he suggested it could. It was decided by the Crown office that it would not be in the public interest to seek a retrial.
Mr Hogg was spared prison after being convicted due to the sentencing guidelines which favours rehabilitation for individuals under 25.