Werribee man charged with child exploitation offences

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

A 52-year-old Werribee man has been charged with child exploitation offences by members of the Victorian Joint Anti-Child Exploitation Team (JACET).

Members of the Victorian JACET team executed a search warrant in Werribee, Victoria, yesterday, 21 December 2017. Police seized numerous electronic and storage devices and charged the man with allegedly sharing, accessing and possessing child exploitation material.

The man was given police bail and appeared at Melbourne Magistrates Court on Friday, 22 December 2017.

Members of the public who have any information about people involved in online child sexual exploitation are urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The Victorian JACET comprises members of the Australian Federal Police and Victoria Police.

 

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

Victoria Police Media:  (03) 9247 5205

 

Note to 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 abused.  This is not pornography.

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