The maximum penalty for the offence of “assault with intent to have sexual intercourse child between 10 and 16” is 16 years in prison.
According to the Judicial Commission of NSW, the actual penalties imposed for the offence are as follows:
- Prison: 70%
- Community Correction Order: 20%
- Children’s Court Penalties: 10%
The average prison sentence for the offence is 2.7 years imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 1.6 years in prison.