SA man charged with child exploitation offences

Hands in handcuffs

This is a joint media release between the Australian Federal Police and South Australia Police 

Today (Tuesday 11 July) detectives from the Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (a partnership between SAPOL's Special Crimes Investigation Branch and the Australian Federal Police) arrested a 35 year old man in the north - eastern suburbs for using a carriage service to access child exploitation material.    

The man has been bailed to appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on 18 August 2017.

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.

NOTE TO MEDIA: 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.

Media enquiries:
AFP National Media: (02) 6131 6333

 

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