Canberra Man Charged With Possessing Child Abuse Material

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30th October 2009, 09:54am - Views: 1161
30 October 2009

Media Release

Canberra man charged with possessing child
abuse material
A 40-year-old Chisholm man will face ACT Magistrates Court today, charged
with possessing child abuse material.
Australian Federal Police (AFP) officers executed a warrant at the man's
residence on 16 October, where an extensive amount of computer-related
hardware was located.

It will be alleged in court that the man possessed several hundred images and
approximately thirty video files believed to be images of child abuse.
The man was arrested and granted conditional bail by police. He was charged

possessing child pornography, contrary to section 65 of the Crimes Act
using a carriage service to access child pornography material, contrary
to section 474.19 of the Criminal Code Act 1995

The maximum penalty for these offences is 10 years imprisonment.
Media enquiries
AFP National Media Team
Phone: (02) 6275 7100
Note to media:
Use of the phrase `child pornography' actually benefits child sex abusers:
It indicates legitimacy and compliance on the part of the victim and therefore
legality on the part of the abuser
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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