Mornington man charged with child exploitation offences

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

A 50-year-old Mornington man has been charged with child exploitation offences by members of the Victorian Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (JACET).

On Wednesday, 13 December 2017, members of the Victorian JACET team executed a search warrant in Mornington, Victoria. Police seized numerous devices and charged a 50-year-old man with allegedly sharing, accessing and possessing child exploitation material.

The man has been bailed to appear at Melbourne Magistrates Court on Friday, 14 December 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.

 

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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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