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Penalty for Sexual Intercourse Child Between 10 and 16 | Section 66C Crimes Act NSW

The maximum penalty for the offence of “sexual intercourse child between 10 and 16” depends on the age of the child involved:

  • Where the child was aged 10 years or older but and under 14, the maximum penalty is 16 years’ imprisonment.
  • Where the child is aged 14 years or older but under the age of 16, the maximum penalty is 10 years’ imprisonment.

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

  • Prison: 88.4%
  • Community Correction Order: 8.7%
  • Conditional Release Order with Conviction: 1.4%
  • Children’s Court Penalties: 1.4%

The average prison sentence for the offence is 3.5 years imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 2.1 years in prison.

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