DPP to Appeal Merrimac Rape Sentence

THE man charged over a Merrimac rape in 2010 is set to have his sentence appealed, after the Attorney-General labeled it “manifestly inadequate”.

Jarrod Bleijie, Attorney-General and Minister for Justice, has instructed the Director of Public prosecutions to appeal the sentence of Richard Quincy Williams, who was convicted of rape and other offences in Southport Court on 7 April 2014.

35 year-old Williams was sentenced to eight years in prison, but will be eligible for parole after serving approximately three years.


The Attorney-General also told Crown Prosecutors he is of the view that the sentence is not in line with community expectations and does not set an adequate deterrent.