Man arrested for possessing child exploitation material

Detectives from the Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team, a partnership between SAPOL's Special Crimes Investigation Branch and the Australian Federal Police, yesterday arrested a 39-year-old man from the western suburbs over child exploitation material.

The man was charged with one count of possessing child exploitation material and one count of aggravated possession of child exploitation material.  It will be alleged that the material included depictions of children under 14 years of age.  

He has been bailed to appear in the Port Adelaide Magistrates Court on 7 February 2017.

Members of the public who have any information about people involved in child exploitation material are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or at - you can remain anonymous.


Use of the phrase ‘child pornography’ actually benefits child sex abusers as 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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