Penalty for Groom Child for Unlawful Sexual Activity | Section 66EB(3) Crimes Act NSW


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The maximum penalty for the offence of “groom child for unlawful sexual activity”

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

Local Court:

Section 66EB(3) groom child for unlawful sexual activity

  • Prison: 64.3%
  • Section 9 Bond (now community correction order): 21.4%
  • Suspended Sentence (no longer available): 14.3%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 17.9 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 9 months in prison.

District and Supreme Court:

Section 66EB(3) groom child < 14 for unlawful sexual activity – SNPP (Item 10I) – post-Muldrock

  • Prison: 100%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 36 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 0 months in prison.

Section 66EB(3) groom child < 14 for unlawful sexual activity – before SNPP

  • Suspended Sentence (no longer available): 66.7%
  • Prison: 33.3%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 51 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 0 months in prison.

Section 66EB(3) groom child >= 14 for unlawful sexual activity – SNPP (Item 10J) – post-Muldrock

  • Prison: 100%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 36 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 24 months in prison.

Section 66EB(3) groom child >= 14 for unlawful sexual activity – before SNPP

  • Prison: 75%
  • Suspended Sentence (no longer available): 25%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 32.3 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 16.7 months in prison.