Adelaide man charged with possession of child exploitation material

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

Detectives from the Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (a partnership between South Australia Police’ Special Crimes Investigation Branch and the Australian Federal Police) yesterday arrested a 55-year-old man from the northern suburbs for two counts of possessing child exploitation material. 

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

The man has been granted Police bail and is due to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on 28th July 2017.

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.


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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