Kambah man charged with child exploitation offences

ARRESTED Child exploitation offences

ACT Policing has charged a 47-year-old Kambah man with child exploitation offences following a referral from US authorities.

The investigation began when ACT Policing received a referral from an overseas law enforcement partner via the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation.  

An investigation conducted by the ACT Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (JACET) resulted in search warrants being executed at a Kambah residence yesterday (Thursday, 4 June 2020).

A 47-year-old man was subsequently charged with possession of child exploitation material and possession of child abuse material accessed via a carriage service.

A number of electronic devices were seized during the search warrant and a forensic examination of the devices will be conducted.

The man is scheduled to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court today (Friday, 5 June 2020).

The ACT JACET continues to tirelessly target those who would seek to exploit children who are the most vulnerable of our community.

Members of the public who have any information about people involved in child abuse are urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website.  Information can be provided anonymously.

Note to media:

USE OF TERM ‘CHILD ABUSE MATERIAL,’ 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