July 2019

Child rapist has sentence increased

Joshua Bouzan, 29, who raped and sexually abused 2 children over the course of 6 years has had his sentence increased by the Court of Appeal following intervention by the Solicitor General, Michael Ellis QC MP.

Bouzan subjected the victims, both of whom were under the age of 13 when the offending started, to a campaign of sexual abuse.

He raped the first victim on multiple occasions and sexually assaulted them, as well as subjecting them to degrading name calling.

Bouzan also went on to pursue a second victim, committing a number of further offences against them including rape and causing a child to engage in sexual activity.

He was originally sentenced to a total of 6 years’ imprisonment, however today the Court of Appeal have increased his sentence to 10 years.

Following this decision the Solicitor General said:

“Bouzan subjected young victims to a prolonged campaign of sexual abuse. I hope that the Court of Appeal’s decision today gives some closure to the victims, that justice has been done.”