Prosecutors will appeal the jail sentence for an Adelaide man who sexually assaulted a 10-year-old girl in a playground toilet block.
South Australian Attorney-General Vickie Chapman has confirmed Director of Public Prosecutions Martin Hinton will seek to have the sentence of Hamzeh Bahrami set aside and the 33-year-old resentenced.
The DPP will argue that Bahrami's sentence of just under four years and 10 months and non-parole period of three years are manifestly inadequate.
Bahrami pleaded guilty to four counts of indecent assault over the attack in April last year.
District Court Judge Paul Slattery said the offending was brazen and egregious and the guilty pleas came in the face of an overwhelming body of evidence.
"Your offending is abhorrent in the extreme. That you are unable to explain your behaviour is of great concern to me," the judge said in sentencing last week.
"You accused the victim of lying and you fabricated a version of events in which you were blameless."
Judge Slattery told Bahrami his offending represented the most serious of its kind.
"While it may have been an isolated act, it was nevertheless despicable and its consequences will be borne by the victim and her family for a very long time," the judge said.
"You essentially preyed on a small innocent child, playing in a park in the vicinity of her own home.
"You lured this innocent child into the toilet block. You committed these abhorrent acts upon her."
However, Judge Slattery accepted Bahrami was genuinely remorseful and that he had been bashed while in custody, applying the full 40 per cent discount on his sentence for his guilty pleas.
Under new SA government legislation soon to go before parliament, discounts for guilty pleas will be cut to just 25 per cent for serious offenders.