Arrest in South Australia over child exploitation material

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

Detectives from the Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team - which is a partnership between the Australian Federal Police and South Australia Police's Special Crimes Investigation Branch - yesterday arrested a 17-year-old boy from the northern suburbs.

He was charged with two counts of rape, one count of producing child exploitation material, and two counts of possessing child exploitation material.

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

The youth has been bailed to appear in the Adelaide Youth Court on Tuesday, 20 June 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.

 

Note for media:

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
  • 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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