QLD Man charged with making available and posessing child exploitation material

A Queensland Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (JACET) investigation has resulted in a 31-year-old man being charged with child sexual exploitation offences.

The investigation began in April 2016 following the provision of information from the US based National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children.

Checks conducted by the Queensland JACET identified the 31-year-old as a source of child exploitation material posted on the internet.

Following a search warrant at a residence in Woodridge, the man was arrested.

The man was subsequently charged with using a carriage service to make available child pornography material and possessing child exploitation material.

He is scheduled to appear in the Beenleigh Magistrates Court on Friday 20 May 2016.

The JACET provides a collaborative and coordinated national platform for policing agencies to address the abhorrent activity associated with the sexual exploitation of children. 

NOTE FOR 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 sexually abused.

Every photograph that captures an actual situation where a child has been sexually abused is not voluntary and is therefore a crime scene. This is not pornography.

Note: The term has been used within the media release to reflect current legislation.

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