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


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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:

  • Prison: 45%
  • Suspended Sentence: 27%
  • Section 9 Bond: 18%
  • ICO: 5%
  • Section 10(1) Bond (b)&(c): 2%
  • Section 10(1)(a) Dismissal: 1%
  • CSO: 1%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 14.5 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 8.5 months in prison.