Maintaining an unlawful sexual relationship with a child

We look at sentencing outcomes for maintaining an unlawful sexual relationship with a child offences in Queensland between 2005-06 and 2020-21.

Our research found:

  • a total of 977 cases involved maintaining offences
  • in 801 cases, maintaining was the most serious offence
  • 98% of offenders were male
  • the average age of offenders was 38 years old
  • 8.7% of offenders were Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander
  • 100% of adult offenders received a custodial penalty.

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