53-year-old man found guilty of sex offence has sentence reduced

In another ‘surprise decision’ an appeal court has reduced the jail sentence of a 53-year-old Castelo de Vide man found guilty of sexually molesting a severely mentally handicapped boy. The man was initially sentenced to 12-and-a-half years in jail. Évora’s appeal court reduced his sentence to 10 years, even after it heard that the defendant was guilty of other sex offences.