Man to face court over child exploitation offences

Facing court

A 29-year-old Farrer man will face the ACT Magistrates court this morning (10 October, 2019) charged with child exploitation related offences.

Yesterday (9 October, 2019), members of ACT Policing’s Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Team executed a search warrant at a residence in Farrer.

During the search, a 29-year-old man allegedly made admissions to using online apps to plan and prepare to procure a child for sex in Thailand. Child exploitation material was also located during the search.

The man was arrested, and charged with two counts of prepare/plan to engage in sexual intercourse/activity with a child outside Australia, and one count of use carriage service for child exploitation.

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 http://crimestoppers.com.au. Information can be provided anonymously. 

Note to media:  THIS IS CHILD EXPLOITATION, NOT ‘CHILD PORNOGRAPHY’

Use of the phrase ‘child pornography’ actually 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



• 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.

Media enquiries

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