Detectives from the SA Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (SA JACET) a partnership between SAPOL’s Public Protection Branch and the Australian Federal Police arrested a man from Adelaide today.
On Tuesday the 18 January, a 35-year-old man attended a location at Glenelg where he was apprehended by JACET detectives. Police will allege the man communicated online, with a child in order to make that child amenable to sexual activity and had arranged to meet up.
The man has been charged with aggravated possessing child exploitation material and communicate in order to make a child amenable to sexual activity. He was bailed with strict conditions and will appear in the Adelaide Magistrates Court on 16 March.
The trading, downloading, accessing of Child Exploitation Material is not a victimless crime. Every image depicts a child being abused and these actions perpetuate the abuse. Members of the public who have any information about people involved in child exploitation are urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report on line at www.crimestopperssa.com.au – you can remain anonymous.