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

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.

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