Paedophile wins appeal against sentence
Cape Town - The Western Cape High Court on Tuesday upheld an appeal brought by convicted paedophile Ian Appleton against a five-year jail sentence imposed by the Paarl Regional Court last month for performing oral sex on an 8-year-old boy three years ago.
In a judgment handed down on Tuesday, Judges Vincent Saldanha and Daniel Dlodlo ordered that Appleton, a 74-year-old retired accountant and school master, be sentenced to correctional supervision instead, involving a period of house arrest following short period of imprisonment.
The judges referred the case back to the Regional Court, to determine both the period of imprisonment as well as house arrest.
It is not yet known when Appleton is to appear again in the Regional Court.