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: 30%
- Suspended Sentence: 20%
- Section 10(1) Bond (b) & (c): 10%
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.