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Penalty for Persistent Sexual Abuse of a Child | Section 66EA Crimes Act NSW

The maximum penalty for the offence of “persistent sexual abuse of a child” is life imprisonment.

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

  • Prison: 100%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 12 years imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 8.5 years in prison.

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