Adelaide man charged with child sex offences

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

During simultaneous executions of search warrants at Salisbury Heights and Olympic Dam Village on Monday 13 August, a mobile device was seized, which police will allege contained child exploitation material.

The man was later charged with possession of child exploitation material, contrary to section 63A of the Criminal Law Consolidated Act 1935 (SA).

The man was granted bail and will reappear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on 17 September 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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