Googong man charged with child exploitation offences

ARRESTED Child exploitation offences

ACT Criminal Investigations Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (ACT-JACET) has arrested a 36-year-old man from Googong, NSW, after he was allegedly found in possession of child exploitation material.

The man was arrested yesterday (Wednesday, 13 May 2020) after members of the ACT-JACET executed a search warrant on the man’s residence. Police will allege images and videos of child exploitation material were located on his smart phone.

The man received police bail to appear in Queanbeyan Local Court on 3 August 2020, charged with possessing child abuse material obtained via the internet.

Members of the public who have any information about people involved in the posession or production of child abuse material are urged to call Crime stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via www.crimestoppers.com.au Information can be provided anonymously.

 

Note to media:

 

USE OF TERM 'CHILD ABUSE', NOT 'CHILD PORNOGRAPHY'

 

Use of the phrase "child pornography" 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
  • conjures 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

Police Media — (02) 5126 9070, act-police-media@afp.gov.au