Phillip Kevin Baldock

Posted: February 21, 2015 by Serendipity in Tasmania
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Phillip Kevin Baldock: Man who raped elderly woman has jail sentence reduced on appeal

Updated about 6 hours ago

A 43-year-old Tasmanian man who raped an elderly woman two years ago has won an appeal to have his jail term reduced by three years.

Phillip Kevin Baldock of Burnie was sentenced to nine years in jail after pleading guilty to raping a woman aged in her 80s.

The Court of Criminal Appeal agreed the crime had a significant impact on the woman and her family and she is now living in an aged care home as she was unable to return to her house.

The court heard Baldock was drunk when he made the decision to enter the woman’s property with the purpose of raping her.

But the three Supreme Court judges found the sentence was manifestly excessive because it was far beyond the range for similar crimes.

They also noted Baldock had been placed into foster care at the age of five.

Baldock was ordered to serve six years with a non-parole period of four years.

Judge jails Tasmanian man Kevin Baldock for nine years for ‘horrific’ rape of elderly woman

Updated 11 Dec 2013, 11:54am

A Tasmanian man who raped an elderly woman in her home has been sentenced to nine years in jail.

Phillip Kevin Baldock, 43, pleaded guilty to raping the 81-year-old on her back porch in July.

Justice Blow said it was a horrific crime which required a very substantial prison sentence.

He said Baldock was drunk at the time. He had low intelligence and little insight into the consequences of his attack on the woman, who feared for her life.

She had not been able to return to her home of more than 40 years.

Baldock also pleaded guilty to aggravated burglary.

Justice Blow sentenced Baldock to nine years jail, with a five and a half year non-parole period.

He also activated a 12 month suspended sentence Baldock received for previous offences.


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