Adelaide man to face court on child exploitation charges

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An Adelaide man will face court on child exploitation charges after he was arrested yesterday.

Detectives from the Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (JACET - a partnership between SAPOL's Special Crimes Investigation Section and the Australian Federal Police) arrested a 36-year-old man from the northern suburbs on Monday evening 30 July, for communicating to make a child amenable to sexual activity.

The South Australia JACET is dedicated to combatting the national and international online exploitation of children and offshore child sexual offences committed by travelling Australians.

The arrested man was bailed to appear in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court on 4 September 2019.

Members of the public who have any information about people involved in grooming children online are urged to call Crime stoppers on 1800 333 000. 

Note to media: USE OF TERM ‘CHILD EXPLOITATION’, NOT ‘CHILD PORNOGRAPHY’

Use of the phrase “child pornography” 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
  • conjures 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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