27-year-old Korean national charged producing child exploitation material

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Members of the Northern Territory Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (a partnership between the Northern Territory Police and Australian Federal Police) arrested a 27-year-old female Korean national yesterday (20 November 2017) in Darwin.

The woman was conveyed to the Darwin Watch House and later charged with one count of producing child abuse material, contrary to section 125 of the Criminal Code Act of the Northern Territory.

The woman is expected to appear before the Darwin Local Court today.

Note- there are strict non-publication rules regarding the name of a registerable person under the Child Sex Offenders Registration Act 2006 (Commonwealth) and Sexual Offences (Evidence and Procedure) Act (Northern Territory).  

 

Media enquiries:
AFP National Media: (02) 6131 6333

Northern Territory Police Media:  (08) 8985 8838

 

Note to media:

CHILD EXPLOITATION IMAGES, NOT ‘CHILD PORNOGRAPHY’

Use of the phrase ‘child pornography’ actually benefits child sex abusers:

  • It indicates legitimacy and compliance on the part of the victim and therefore legality on the part of the abuser
  • It conjures up images of children posing in ‘provocative’ positions, rather than suffering horrific abuse

Every photograph captures an actual situation where a child has been abused. This is not pornography.

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