African criminal who violently raped a 76-year-old woman as a teenager, begging to be released early, claims that his eight-year sentence is clearly over-exaggerated. is
- A man who was found guilty of raping an older woman last year was put in jail for eight years
- Christo Brown wants to reduce his verdict by stating that the & # 39; exaggerated & # 39; is
- He was 18 years old when he broke in 2015 at the woman's Launceston house
A man who violently raped an elderly woman in her home has lost an appeal to his sentence to reduce his verdict after an eight-year-old quarrel between bars & # 39; excessive & # 39; used to be.
Christo Brown was found guilty of raping the 76-year-old woman in a jury case at the Launceston Supreme Court in July last year.
Brown, who comes from Sudan but grew up in Tasmania, was also found guilty of heavy burglary and demanding property with threats to steal $ 250.
He is eligible for a conditional release after four years in prison.
Christo Brown (photo) was 18 years old when he entered the woman's house, covered in a black jacket, and demanded cash in the early hours of a morning in July 2015
Now 21, he begs for an early release on the grounds that his punishment was clearly excessive in all circumstances & # 39;
The 21-year-old, however, begged for an early release on the grounds that his punishment was clearly excessive in all circumstances.
He also fought his conviction and alleged that the court of law demonstrated & # 39;
But both appeals were dismissed in the Court of Appeal on Wednesday, The Mercury reported.
Acting Justice Shane Marshall said both grounds were lacking in merit for appeal.
He agreed with the judge's decision to allow tendential evidence, which was used to argue that Brown tended to sexually assault women while they slept.
He also said that the sentence of eight years & # 39; an appropriate & # 39; used to be.
A report from a psychiatrist for the sentence showed that Brown had a & # 39; relatively high & # 39; was at risk of sexually offending, was manipulative and had no empathy
During his court case last year, the court heard how Brown, then 18 years old, entered the woman's house with his face covered with a black jacket and demanded money in the early hours of a morning in July in 2015.
He then demanded sex from the elderly woman and when she refused, he raped her.
The woman did not immediately call the police and said nothing until she called her doctor later in the day.
A report from a psychiatrist for the sentence showed that Brown had a & # 39; relatively high & # 39; was at risk of sexually offending, was manipulative and had no empathy.