The maximum penalty for the offence of “procuring or grooming child under 16 for unlawful sexual activity” is 12 years in prison or 15 years if the child was under the age of 14 years.
According to the Judicial Commission of NSW, the actual penalties imposed for the offence are as follows:
- Prison: 93%
- Community Correction Order: 7%
The average prison sentence for the offence is 4 years imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 2 years in prison.