Adelaide man charged with child exploitation offences

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

Detectives from the Joint Anti-Child Exploitation Team (a partnership between SAPOL's Special Crimes Investigation Branch and the Australian Federal Police) have arrested a 44-year-old man from the northern suburbs of Adelaide for aggravated possession of child exploitation material and possession of a prohibited weapon.

It will be alleged that the children depicted in the exploitation material were under the age of 14 years.

The man was granted police bail and will appear in the Elizabeth Magistrate Court on 28 February 2018.

Members of the public who have any information about people involved in child exploitation material are urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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

South Australia Police Media:  (08) 7322 3848


Note to media:


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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