Karama man facing child exploitation charges

A 46-year-old Karama man appeared before the Darwin Local Court today charged with child exploitation offences.

Yesterday (Tuesday, 10 April 2018) members from the Northern Territory Joint Anti-Child Exploitation Team, comprising the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and NT Police, conducted a search warrant then arrested the man and at his Karama home, seizing a number of items in the process.

Police allege the man accessed and transmitted child exploitation material on a number of devices, committing a range of offences. The man has been charged with:

  • Possession of child abuse material, contrary to Section 125B of the Criminal Code Act 1983 (NT); and
  • Use of a carriage service to transmit child pornography material, contrary to Section 474.19(1)(a)(iii) of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth).

The man appeared before the Darwin Local Court this morning (Wednesday, 11 April 2018) and was remanded in custody.

The maximum penalty for the offences is 10 and 15 years imprisonment.

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Note to media:

CHILD EXPLOITATION IMAGES, 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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