The ACT Court of Appeal has been asked to re-sentence a paedophile to more time in jail.

Former Queensland state cricketer Ian Harold King, 69, used his influence as a first grade player and coach to sexually abuse five young boys in Canberra during the 1980s and 90s.

He was sentenced to 12 years jail in 2012 and today the prosecutors lodged an appeal saying it is simply not enough.

But King's defence lawyer argued it was and asked the appeal judges to take into account the extra punishment he had received in jail if they were to re-sentence him.

Earlier this year King lost an eye in brutal circumstances when a fellow prisoner at Canberra's jail attacked him for being a paedophile.

The judges will make their decision at a later date.

 

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