Man arrested over child exploitation material offences

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

A 55-year-old man from the South Australia southern suburbs has been arrested for using a carriage service to access child exploitation material.

Members of the Joint Anti-Child Exploitation Team, a partnership between South Australia Police’s Special Crimes Investigation Branch and the Australian Federal Police arrested the man yesterday (31 August 2016).

He has been bailed to appear in the Victor Harbor Magistrates Court on 10 November.

THIS IS CHILD EXPLOITATION, 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.

Anyone with information about people involved in child exploitation material are urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or online at https://crimestopperssa.com.au

Media enquiries:
AFP National Media: (02) 6131 6333

SAPOL media: (08) 7322 3848

National Security Hotline

Read the AFP Annual Report 2020-21

The Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation

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