Information provided by South Australia’s Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (a partnership between SAPOL’s Special Crimes Investigation Branch and the Australian Federal Police) has led to the arrest of a man in Canada for child sex offences.
Following the arrest of a man and two women in South Australia and New South Wales last week, detectives from the JACET located further evidence identifying a Canadian suspect involved in similar offending. Detectives alerted their Canadian counterparts and Winnipeg Police arrested a 28-year-old man and charged him with child sexual abuse offences.
A 34-year-old man from Adelaide’s northern suburbs was charged with possession and dissemination of child exploitation material and two counts of fail to comply with obligations.
A 45-year-old woman from the northern suburbs was charged with production, possession and dissemination of child exploitation material, indecent assault and incite or procure a gross indecent act.
A 32-year-old woman from regional NSW was arrested by Detectives from the NSW Police Force’s Child Abuse Squad for aggravated sexual assault of a child and disseminate child abuse material.
Detective Inspector Catherine Hilliard, Acting Officer in Charge, SAPOL’s Special Crime Investigation Branch hasn’t ruled out further arrests in Australia or overseas.
“The investigation is still continuing. This case highlights that police agencies develop cohesive partnerships to promptly respond to the global sharing of child exploitation material, and prevent and detect child sexual abuse.”
Anyone with information about people involved in online child sexual exploitation or child abuse are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at https://crimestopperssa.com.au
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