The maximum penalty for the offence of “aggravated act of indecency – person < 16.”
According to the Judicial Commission of NSW, the actual penalties imposed for the offence are as follows:
- Prison: 40%
- Section 9 Bond (now replaced by community correction order)
- Suspended sentence (now replaced by intensive correction order)
- Section 10(1)(c) Bond
- Section 10 bond (now replaced by conditional release order)
The average prison sentence for the offence is 21 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 15 months in prison.