Five alleged child abusers have been arrested in just a week in large-scale crackdowns against pedophiles

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Five alleged child molesters were arrested in just one week in connection with the crackdown on pedophiles

  • Police raids in Adelaide in which five suspected child molesters have been arrested
  • Two of those arrested were investigated after information from the US authorities
  • AFP said Covid’s lockdowns have contributed to an increase in these crimes

In South Australia, five alleged child molesters have been arrested in just one week as police continue to attack criminals.

Australian Federal Police and SA Police conducted raids on Adelaide in which two out of five men were arrested after being warned by US authorities about alleged criminals trading illegal content online.

“The perverse demand for this disgusting content is fueling the physical abuse of children,” said AFP Superintendent Gail McClure.

A 37-year-old is arrested by police in the raids in South Australia (pictured), in which five were arrested for child crimes

A 37-year-old is arrested by police in the raids in South Australia (pictured), in which five were arrested for child crimes

In 2020, police officers arrested and charged 92 alleged child molesters in South Australia.

The five men arrested in the latest raids range from 27 to 43 years old.

One has already been in court and the remaining four will appear in court in the coming weeks.

Ms. McClure said Covid’s lockdowns have contributed to an increase in these types of crimes, with both perpetrators and victims spending more hours online while home alone.

A 39-year-old man was also arrested by police after raids by the AFP and state officials (pictured)

A 39-year-old man was also arrested by police after raids by the AFP and state officials (pictured)

A 39-year-old man was also arrested by police after raids by the AFP and state officials (pictured)

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