Adelaide man charged with possessing child exploitation material and taking steps to access child exploitation material

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Detectives from the Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (JACET), a partnership between SAPOL's Special Crimes Investigation Branch and the Australian Federal Police arrested a 29-year-old man from the western suburbs on Saturday night for one count of possessing child exploitation material and one count of taking steps to access child exploitation material. 

It will be alleged that the exploitation material included depictions of children under the age of 14 years. 

The man has been bailed to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on Friday 26 May.

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.

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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