Man arrested at airport, charged with trying to import child exploitation material

A man has been arrested at Adelaide Airport after Australian Border Force officers detected a significant amount of alleged child pornography in his possession.

The 31-year-old was stopped for questioning as he attempted to return to Adelaide from Japan on Sunday 14 May.

Police said a search of the man’s bags located hard drives containing allegedly offensive material.


The man was taken to the watch house where he was charged with making a false declaration and the importation of child pornography.

Following his arrest, detectives executed a search warrant at the man’s home in Medindie, where officers located several items of interest.

Police say additional charges will be considered pending full examination of the digital storage media.

The maximum penalty for the importation or exportation of child pornography is $450,000 and/or imprisonment for 10 years.

The man is due to appear in the South Australian Magistrates Court on 30 June.