The maximum penalty for the offence of “child abduction” is 10 years in prison.
According to the Judicial Commission of NSW, the actual penalties imposed for the offence are as follows:
- Prison: 33.3%
- Community Correction Order: 33.3%
- Intensive Correction Order: 16.7%
- Conditional Release Order without Conviction: 16.7%
The average prison sentence for the offence is 2.6 years imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 9 months in prison.