Man to face court on child exploitation offences

Facing court

A 66-year-old Franklin man is expected to face court today (Wednesday, 18 November 2020) charged with child exploitation offences.

The man was arrested earlier today following an ACT Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (ACT JACET) investigation.

Members of the ACT JACET executed a search warrant at the man’s residence and seized a mobile phone which allegedly contained child abuse material.

The man has been charged with use carriage service for child abuse material and possess or control child abuse material.

Police will oppose bail.

Note to media: 

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