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More jail for sex attacker

A teenager who forced a woman to perform a sex act on him at a deserted train station has had more than a year added to his sentence after prosecutors successfully argued his original sentence was manifestly inadequate.

Rirash Doualeh was jailed for three years and two months in April after he was found guilty of aggravated sexual penetration without consent over the sexual assault of a young woman at Claisebrook station in 2012.

The sentencing judge had described the assault, which happened about 3am, as a "degrading sexual act on a clearly intoxicated young woman late at night at a deserted train station". During the sexual assault, Doualeh - who was 18 at the time - punched the woman on the side of the head a number of times.

In a unanimous decision handed down yesterday, three Court of Appeal judges resentenced Doualeh to 4½ years jail.

The West Australian

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