Man charged with child abuse offence

PROSECUTION: A 21-year-old Whyalla Stuart man charged with having child-abuse material will appear in the Whyalla Magistrates Court in December.
PROSECUTION: A 21-year-old Whyalla Stuart man charged with having child-abuse material will appear in the Whyalla Magistrates Court in December.

The South Australia Joint Anti-Child Exploitation Team has charged a 21-year-old Whyalla Stuart man with having child-abuse material.

He has been granted bail to appear in Whyalla Magistrates Court on December 23.

The team is a partnership between South Australia Police Public Protection Branch and the Australia Federal Police.

Members of the team arrested the man on Monday and charged him with one count of having child-exploitation material, contrary to the Criminal Law Consolidation Act.

The maximum penalty for this offence is five years' jail.

Residents who have any information about people involved in child abuse are urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.