Northern suburbs man arrested over child exploitation material

Hands in handcuffs

This is a joint media release between the AFP and SA Police

Detectives from the Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (a partnership between Solo’s Special Crimes Investigation Branch and the Australian Federal Police) have this morning arrested a northern suburbs man for taking steps to access child exploitation material and possession of child exploitation material.

The 31-year-old man has been refused police bail and will appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court later today.

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

Note to media


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 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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