Possess Child Pornography

Possession of or Attempting to Procure Child Pornography

A person who is in possession of child pornography and knows of its pornographic nature, or intends to/ takes steps to obtain access to child pornography will be guilty of an offence.

Under South Australian law, where these charges are concerned, a child is considered to be anyone under the age of 17 years old.

Maximum Penalties differ based on a victim’s age and whether it is for a first offence:

  • Basic first offence, 5 years imprisonment
  • Aggravated (victim under the age of 14) and first offence, 7 years imprisonment
  • Basic subsequent offence, 7 years imprisonment
  • Aggravated (victim under the age of 14), 10 years imprisonment