The maximum penalty for the offence of “use child to produce child abuse material” vary depending on the age of the child in question.
Where the child was under the age of 14 at the time of the offence, the maximum penalty is 14 years’ imprisonment.
Where the child was aged between 14 and 17 at the time of the offence, 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: 100%
The average prison sentence for the offence is 2 years imprisonment, and the average non-parole period (or minimum prison term that must be served) is 10 months in prison.