Perth man to face court on child exploitation offences

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A 29-year-old Currambine man is scheduled to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court today (28 June 2019) charged with child exploitation offences.

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) received information from Canada’s National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre (NCECC), which alerted police to alleged child exploitation offences.

On 7 June 2019, AFP members of the Perth Joint Agency Child Exploitation Team (JACET) executed a search warrant at the man’s residence.

The man’s electronic devices were examined and seized in instances deemed relevant to the investigation. It will be alleged these devices were used to access and transmit child exploitation material.

The man was arrested and charged with offences:

  • One count of possession of child exploitation material contrary to section 220 of the Criminal Code Act 1913 (WA). The maximum penalty for this offence is seven years imprisonment.
  • Three counts of using a carriage service for child pornography material contrary to section 474.19 of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth). The maximum penalty for this offence is 15 years imprisonment.

Those engaged in or contemplating child exploitation activity should be aware that police are continuously working to identify and prosecute you.

If you have any information relating to child abuse or exploitation, contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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Note to journalists: THIS IS CHILD EXPLOITATION, NOT ‘CHILD PORNOGRAPHY’

Use of the phrase ‘child pornography’ actually 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
  • 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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