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2. Sentence

The sentence for each case will depend upon the facts. The courts have held the following (non-exhaustive) to be aggravating features:

 

  • Use of violence or weapon
  • Acting not alone but with others
  • Careful planning for the rape
  • Previous convictions for rape or other serious violent or sexual offences
  • The victim is subject to further sexual indignities or perversions
  • Repeated rapes
  • Young victim
  • Physical or mental harm to the victim
  • The offender had broken into or gained access to the place where the victim is living
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