Liberal/Nationals Coalition Govt To Extend Child Sex Offender Jail Sentences

Liberal/Nationals Coalition Govt To Extend Child Sex Offender Jail Sentences

Victoria Opposition Leader Matthew Guy

Victoria Shadow Attorney-General John Pesutto

Victoria Shadow Minister for Families and Children Georgie Crozier

Mandatory Minimum Jail Sentences For Child Sex Offences

Victor P Taffa

A Liberal/Nationals Coalition Government will extend mandatory minimum jail sentences for child sex offenders.

Premier Daniel Andrews and Labor have lost control of violent crime in Victoria. Andrews Labor Government failed record on law and order speaks for itself.

“Victoria’s justice system is broken but Daniel Andrews and his Labor MP’s still defend it. You can’t fix something if you don’t admit that it’s broken.” Opposition Leader Matthew Guy said.

“Liberal Nationals know the justice system is broken, we know it needs to be fixed and we have a tough plan to fix it.”

Sexual Offences Against Children

  • December 2014, there were 1,139 recorded sexual offences against children
  • June 2018, last recorded crime statistics recorded 1,782 sexual offences against children
  • Increase of 56.45% under the Andrews Labor Government.

“Daniel Andrews and Labor are always making excuses for skyrocketing violent crime rates. Under a Liberal Nationals Government, jail will mean jail.” Opposition Leader Matthew Guy said.

That’s why the Liberal Nationals have previously announced 14 violent offences where a repeat violent offender will receive a mandatory minimum jail sentence.

“Daniel Andrews doesn’t support mandatory minimum jail sentences. He believes the current system works.” Shadow Attorney-General John Pesutto said.

“Only a Liberal Nationals Government will introduce mandatory minimum jail sentences. If these tough new laws save a single life or save someone from serious injury then it’s worth it.”

An elected Liberal/Nationals Coalition Government will include 3 more sex offences relating to the abuse of children to the current list of 14 mandatory minimum jail sentences.

That brings it to 17 violent offences that will result in a mandatory minimum jail sentence of 10 years to 15 years for repeat violent offenders.

“There’s only one way to deal with a repeat child sex offender and that’s a mandatory minimum jail sentence of 10 years with no excuses and no exceptions.” Shadow Minister for Families and Children Georgie Crozier said.

“It shows how weak Daniel Andrews is on violent crime that he won’t support mandatory minimum jail sentences.”

3 additional sex offences are:

  1. Sexual penetration of a child under the age of 12 (s49A CA): This carries a maximum sentence of 25 years and a standard sentence of 10 years. A re-offender would face a minimum term of 15 years.
  2. Sexual penetration of a child under the age of 16 (s49B CA): This carries a maximum sentence of 15 years and a standard sentence of 6 years. A re-offender would face a minimum term of 10 years.
  3. Sexual penetration of a child aged 16 or 17 under care, supervision or authority (s49C CA):

VIC Shadow Attorney-General John Pesutto

VIC Shadow Minister for Families and Children Georgie Crozier

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This carries a maximum sentence of 10 years, to be extended to 15 years, and no standard sentence. A re-offender would face a minimum term of 10 years.

These jail times will be tough and will send a very strong message to anyone who thinks they can continue to hurt innocent Victorians that 10 or 15 years’ jail will mean 10 or 15 years jail.

“Daniel Andrews doesn’t support mandatory minimum jail sentences. He believes the current system works.” Opposition Leader Matthew Guy said.

“Only a Liberal/Nationals Coalition Government will introduce mandatory minimum jail sentences.”

Victoria State Election will be held on 24 November 2018.