Penalty for Act of Indecency With/Toward Person < 16 | Section 61N(1) Crimes Act NSW


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For “commit act of indecency with/toward person < 16.”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “commit act of indecency with/toward person < 16.”

According to the Judicial Commission of NSW, the actual penalties imposed for the offence are as follows:

  • Section 9 Bond: 35%
  • Prison: 35%
  • Suspended Sentence: 24%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b) & (c): 3%
  • Fine Only: 1%
  • CSO: 1%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 14 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 9 months in prison.

For “incite act of indecency with/toward person < 16.”

The maximum penalty for the offence of “incite act of indecency with/toward person < 16.”

According to the Judicial Commission of NSW, the actual penalties imposed for the offence are as follows:

  • Section 9 Bond: 50%
  • Prison: 25%
  • Fine Only: 13%
  • Suspended Sentence: 13%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 12 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 9 months in prison.