A man who abducted an eight-year-old girl from her western Sydney home and raped her in bushland has had his prison sentence reduced.

Jai Leonard Leslie was jailed for at least 16 years and two months after pleading guilty to charges that included aggravated sexual assault.

His maximum sentence was 23 years.

Today the New South Wales Court of Criminal Appeal has reduced the minimum sentence to 13 years.

When the 22-year-old was sentenced the state's District Court heard the eight-year-old victim was asleep in a lounge room at a house in Tregear with a friend in 2010 when she woke up during the night to find Leslie sitting on a couch near her.

"Where's my mother?" she asked him.

Leslie told the child her mother might have been at a house nearby.

The court heard that he then dragged the girl by her shirt from the house.

The eight-year-old victim cannot be named for legal reasons.

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