Tough new child sex laws for offenders

CHILD sex offenders will face tougher penalties under proposed legislative reforms to the Criminal Code introduced to Parliament yesterday.

Attorney-General Jarrod Bleijie said the Newman Government had vowed to get tough on crime and sex offences committed against children were at the top of the list.

Under the changes offenders found guilty of offences against a child with a mental impairment would face up to life in jail, increased from the current penalty of 14 years.

The maximum penalty for child exploitation material offences would be raised from five to 14 years in jail and convictions for grooming a child would carry up to 10 years jail.

Topics:  campbell newman, child sex, criminal code, jarrod bleijie, parliament



Local Real Estate

Featured Real Estate
FULLY SELF CONTAINED... $9500.00 From
Cabin $12.5K for 6 x 2.4 x 2.5m fully installed. D.I.Y $9.5k bare ...
Ballandean Landmark... Tender
Residential Land 0 0
Stanthorpe - family life... $349,000
House 4 1 4
OWN A PIECE OF... $159,000
House 2 1 2

Featured Jobs

Warwick jobs listed daily

Featured Jobs
Information &... Toowoomba Full Time


Local Partners

LATEST DEALS AND OFFERS

Local Jobs

Search for your next job now!
Learn More

Cars For Sale

Find cars for sale online now.
Learn More

Subscription Sale

Subscribe now for $1 for 14 days.
Learn More

Local Profile

Stay Connected

Get the news as it happens, in your inbox

You can change the newsletters you are subscribed to when you edit your profile

Edit Profile


Special Offers

Latest deals and offers

View today's ePaper!

Read the digital edition
Learn More

Horoscopes

Leo

If you’ve got a travel urge, you may be missing the opportunity by postponing it. Start to plan, even if it’s not going to be an...

read more

Marketplace

Special Offers & Promotions

Compare & Save