The maximum penalty for the offence of “Abandoning or Exposing a Child Under 7 Years” is 5 years in prison.
According to the Judicial Commission of NSW, the actual penalties imposed for the offence are as follows:
- Suspended Sentence: 50%
- Community Service Order: 25%
- Section 9 Bond: 25%
The average suspended sentence for the offence is 15 months, and a fine of $1,000.