THE 17-year jail term given to predator Brett David Hill for the five-hour abduction and repeated rape of an 11-year-old girl who was walking to school at Adamstown Heights is now the subject of two appeals, with the DPP filing an inadequacy appeal on Thursday.
The Newcastle Herald revealed in January that lawyers for Hill had filed a severity appeal with the Court of Criminal Appeal and intended to argue that the maximum 23 year and six month sentence handed down by Newcastle District Court's Chief Judge Roy Ellis was "manifestly excessive".
The Court of Criminal Appeal received that notice of intention to appeal six days after Hill was jailed.
And then on Thursday, the CCA received another appeal in the matter of R v Brett David Hill, with the prosecution now intending to argue the sentence was "manifestly inadequate". The inadequacy appeal has a callover date in the NSW Supreme Court on March 12 when it will likely be set down for hearing.
Hill is currently not eligible for parole until June, 2035.
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