A PUCKLECHURCH man who was jailed for 10 years for having sex with a schoolgirl had his sentence slashed by appeal judges.
Stevan Hudd, 28, of Lansdown Road, was jailed at Bristol Crown Court for raping and sexually assaulting a child under 13.
Another man, Michael Roberts, who also had sex with the girl – but after she had become a teenager – received a sentence of five years behind bars. In a Court of Appeal hearing Hudd argued that a difference in the victim's age of only a few months did not justify his sentence being double that of Roberts.
His sentence was cut to eight years.