Veteran BBC broadcaster Stuart Hall has been jailed for 15 months after he admitted 14 counts of indecent assault against girls as young as nine.
But the Attorney General is now to look at Hall's sentence after his office received a number of complaints that it was too low.
Only one person needs to request a sentence is reviewed to trigger the process, which only applies to certain types of case such as murder, rape and child sex crimes.
Hall, 83, had initially issued an impassioned public denial of any wrongdoing before he finally admitted his guilt at Preston Crown Court in April. The disgraced former It's A Knockout presenter was labelled an "opportunistic predator" of his victims, who he targeted between 1967 and 1987.
Sentencing him, the Recorder of Preston, Judge Anthony Russell QC, said Hall was known to the public for his "genial personality" - but there was "a darker side" to him.
He said: "Those who admired you for these qualities and the general public now know that there is a darker side to you, one hidden from the public view until now - and a side which you were able to conceal taking advantage of your status as a well-liked celebrity. Several of these cases reveal an abuse of power by you because your status gave you an influence and standing which you abused."
The judge criticised Hall for his initial public denial of wrongdoing when he labelled the claims as "crude, pernicious and spurious".
The judge said: "Instead of maintaining a dignified silence or stating that you would make no comment, you chose to make a public statement to the effect that the allegations were false, describing them as 'spurious and pernicious' as was widely reported.
"Although your guilty pleas have meant that your victims have not had to give evidence and relive their experiences in a court hearing, and they now know this, your earlier observations about their complaints, which you now accept were neither spurious nor pernicious, will have distressed them all, and it is clear from the victim statements that I have seen that your brazen attitude when first charged and the public protests of your innocence have added to the distress of some if not all of your victims."
Many of Hall's victims were sitting behind him in the public gallery. At points during the hearing, Hall appeared wounded by what he was hearing in evidence. For long periods of time he was leaning back with his eyes closed, and on hearing something which appeared to shock him he would lean forward and shake his head.