Full Court Minute Books

Case M1/2017

Director of Public Prosecutions v. Dalgliesh (a pseudonym)

Case No.


Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

29/06/2016 Supreme Court of Victoria (Court of Appeal) (Maxwell ACJ, Redlich and Beach JJA)

[2016] VSCA 148


Criminal law – Sentencing – Where respondent convicted on several counts of incest and sexual penetration of a child under 16 – Where offending against daughters of de facto partner – Where 13-year-old victim fell pregnant – Where pregnancy subsequently terminated - Where total effective sentence 5y 6m – Where sentence 3y 6m on charge involving pregnancy – Whether sentence manifestly inadequate on current sentencing principles.

Short particulars


16/12/2016 Hearing (SLA, Canberra v/link Melbourne)

03/01/2017 Notice of appeal

27/01/2017 Written submissions (Appellant)

27/01/2017 Chronology (Appellant)

17/02/2017 Written submissions (Respondent)

03/03/2017 Reply

14/06/2017 Hearing (Full Court, Sydney)

11/10/2017 Judgment (Judgment Summary)