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:
- Prison: 79%
- Section 9 Bond (now replaced by community correction order)
- Suspended sentence (now replaced by intensive correction order)
The average prison sentence for the offence is 18.5 months imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 8.5 months in prison.