Man arrested for child sex offences

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

Detectives from the South Australia Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (JACET) yesterday arrested a man for child sex offences.

The 45-year-old western suburbs man was charged with two counts of possession of child exploitation material. It will be alleged that the victim is under the age of 14 years.

The man has been bailed and will appear in the Port Adelaide Magistrates Court on 10 October 2017.

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

 

Media enquiries

AFP National Media: (02) 6131 6333

SA Police: (08) 7322 3848

 

Note to media:

CHILD EXPLOITATION IMAGES, NOT ‘CHILD PORNOGRAPHY’

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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