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Barossa Valley man charged with possessing child exploitation material

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Barossa Valley man charged with possessing child exploitation material



Publish date:

Wednesday, 7 December 2016,

Publish time:


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

A 59-year-old man from the Barossa Valley in South Australia has been arrested and charged with an

aggravated count of possessing child exploitation material.

The man was arrested last night (Tuesday, 6 December 2016) by members of the Joint Anti Child Exploitation

Team (JACET). The JACET is a partnership between the South Australia Police Special Crimes Branch and the

Australian Federal Police.

It will be alleged that the children depicted in the material are under the age of 14 years.

The accused was bailed, and is expected to appear in the Tanunda Magistrates Court on Tuesday, 17 January


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 as it:

indicates legitimacy and compliance on the part of the victim and therefore legality on the part of the

abuser; and

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

SA Police Media (08) 7322 3848