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Crackdown on alleged child sex abuse crimes sees five arrested in one week



Five alleged child sex offenders have been arrested in South Australia in the past week in a crackdown on the crime.

Raids were carried out in Adelaide’s northern and southern suburbs by the Australian Federal Police and South Australia Police.

The accused offenders have been charged with child exploitation offences, including a 39-year-old man who thought he was talking to an underage girl but was actually talking to a police officer.

Two of the five men were arrested after a tip-off from the United States.

AFP Detective Superintendent Gail McClure said police would continue to pursue “those who view or trade abusive videos and photographs”.

Police arrest a 37-year-old alleged offender.
Police arrest a 37-year-old alleged offender. Credit: AFP

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