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Penalty for Abandoning or Exposing a Child Under 7 Years | Section 43 Crimes Act NSW

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.

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