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Penalty for Disseminate/Produce/Possess Child Abuse Material | Section 91H(2) Crimes Act NSW

The maximum penalty for the offence of “disseminate/produce/possess child abuse material”

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

Local Court:

Section 91H(2) disseminate/produce/possess child abuse material

  • Prison: 44.4%
  • Suspended Sentence (no longer available): 27.3%
  • Section 9 Bond (now community correction order): 15.8%
  • ICO: 7.4%
  • Section 10(1)(b)&(c) Bond: 2.7%
  • Community Service Order (now community correction order): 1.3%
  • Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal: 0.3%
  • Fine Only: 0.3%
  • Home Detention: 0.3%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 13.8 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 8.3 months in prison.

District and Supreme Court:

Section 91H(2) disseminate/produce/possess child abuse material

  • Prison: 79.4%
  • Suspended Sentence (no longer available): 8.6%
  • ICO: 7.4%
  • Section 9 Bond (now community correction order): 4%
  • Period Detention: 0.6%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 29.6 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 15.7 months in prison.

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