Blacktown man charged over alleged possession of child exploitation material

A 29-year-old Blacktown man has been arrested and charged for allegedly possessing and uploading child exploitation material online.

The Australian Federal Police (AFP) received a referral on 22 November 2017 from the US-based National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) alerting police to the man’s illegal activities.

Officer’s conducted two search warrants in Blacktown, Sydney today (17 January 2018) and seized electronic devices containing a large amount of child exploitation material.  

Following the search warrant the man was charged with;

  • two counts of using a carriage service to access child pornography material contrary to the Criminal Code 1995 (Cth);
  • and three counts of possess child abuse material contrary to the Crimes Act 1900 (NSW).

Police will allege the man uploaded child exploitation material online, including videos and images.

The man is scheduled to appear in the Blacktown Local Court on Thursday 18 January 2018.

Members of the public who have any information about people involved in child exploitation material are urged to call Crime stoppers on 1800 333 000.


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.

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