A 41-year-old Adelaide man is due to appear before Adelaide Magistrates Court today (Wednesday 22 May) charged with child exploitation offences.
The court appearance follows a referral from the US National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) and subsequent investigation by the SA Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (JACET-SA).
The JACET-SA, which comprises the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and South Australia Police, identified the alleged offender in South Australia who had been interacting with other suspected child sex offenders.
A search warrant was executed at the man’s Torrens Park address, with police seizing a number of devices that were allegedly used to share and store child exploitation material.
The 41-year-old man was arrested and charged with:
- One count of using a carriage service to access child pornography material, contrary to section 474.19(1)(a)(i) of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth). The maximum penalty for this offence is 15 years imprisonment.
- Three counts of using a carriage service to transmit child pornography material, contrary to section 474.19(1)(a)(iii) of the Criminal Code Act 1995 (Cth). The maximum penalty for each offence is 15 years imprisonment.
Members of the public who have any information regarding child exploitation material are urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.