South Australian man arrested for aggravated possession of child exploitation material


Detectives from the Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (a partnership between SAPOL's Special Crimes Investigation Branch and the Australian Federal Police) last night arrested a 50-year-old man from the northern suburbs for aggravated possession of child exploitation material.  

It will be alleged that the exploitation material included depictions of children under the age of 14 years.  

The man has been bailed to appear in the Elizabeth Magistrates Court on 27 July.

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


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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