Adelaide man charged with child exploitation offences

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

A 41-year-old man from Adelaide’s western suburbs has been arrested and charged with an aggravated count of possessing child exploitation material.

The man was arrested yesterday (Wednesday 3 August 2016) by members of the Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team - a partnership between the South Australia Police Special Crimes Branch and the Australian Federal Police.

It will be alleged that the children depicted are under the age of 14 years.  

The accused was bailed and is expected to appear in the Port Adelaide Magistrates Court on 1 September.

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/ 


NOTE FOR MEDIA: THIS IS CHILD EXPLOITATION, 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.


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

South Australia Police Media: (08) 7322 3848

National Security Hotline

Read the AFP Annual Report 2018-19

The Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation

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