Man charged with child exploitation offences

ARRESTED Child exploitation offences

A 43-year-old Greenway man will face the ACT Magistrates Court on Wednesday, 29 January 2020, charged with using the internet to obtain child exploitation material and the possession of child exploitation material.

The man was arrested last week by members of the ACT Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (ACT-JACET).

Members of the ACT JACET, assisted by members of the ACT Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Team executed a search warrant on the man’s apartment last week. Police will allege images and videos of child exploitation material were located on his computer.

The man received Watch House bail to appear in court in January 2020.

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 www.crimestoppers.com.au Information can be provided anonymously. 

Note to media:

This is the newly-formed ACT Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team’s (JACET) first arrest.

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