Adelaide man charged with aggravated indecent assault and possession of child exploitation material

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This is a joint media release issued by the Australian Federal Police and South Australia Police

Detectives from the Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (JACET), a partnership between the South Australia Police Special Crimes Branch and the Australian Federal Police, last night arrested an Adelaide man for aggravated indecent assault and possession of aggravated child exploitation material. 

The 31-year-old man from the southern suburbs was charged with two counts of aggravated indecent assault and two counts of aggravated possession of child exploitation material.  It will be alleged that the child assaulted and depicted was under the age of 14 years. 

The man was bailed to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on 25 May.

Members of the public who have any information about people involved in child exploitation material are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at https://sa.crimestoppers.com.au/

THIS IS CHILD EXPLOITATION, NOT ‘CHILD PORNOGRAPHY’

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

  • it indicates legitimacy and compliance on the part of the victim and therefore legality on the part of the abuser; and
  • 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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