Full Court Minute Books

Case S121/2011

Muldrock v. The Queen

Case No.


Case Information

Lower Court Judgment

14/05/2010 Supreme Court of New South Wales (Court of Criminal Appeal)(McClellan CJ, Howie J and Harrison J)

[2010] NSWCCA 106


Criminal law — Sentence — Applicant pleaded guilty to charge of sexual intercourse with child under age of 10 years — Further offence of aggravated indecent assault taken into account in sentencing — Applicant intellectually disabled — Applicant previously convicted of similar offence — Relevance of standard non-parole period in cases of less than mid-range seriousness — Whether applicant "significantly intellectually disabled" such that deterrence objective inappropriate — Whether full-time custody an exceptional penalty for intellectually disabled offenders — Relevance of rehabilitation and community protection to sentencing of intellectually disabled offenders — Whether applicant a person with "special circumstances" — Crimes Act 1900 (NSW), ss 61M(1), 66A — Crimes (Sentencing Procedure) Act 1999 (NSW), ss 3A, 54A, 54B.

Words and phrases — "significantly intellectually disabled", "special circumstances".

Short Particulars


11/03/2011 Hearing (SLA, Sydney)

25/03/2011 Notice of appeal

08/04/2011 Written submissions (Appellant)

08/04/2011 Chronology (Appellant)

03/05/2011 Written Submissions (Respondent)

16/05/2011 Reply

08/06/2011 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra)

09/06/2011 Hearing (Full Court, Canberra)

05/10/2011 Judgment  (Judgment summary)