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Author: Colleen Battersby

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What can I Expect if I Have Been in Possession of Child Exploitation Material (‘CEM’) in Queensland?

It is an offence in Queensland for a person to be in possession of Child Exploitation Material. Section 228D of the Queensland Criminal Code states that the maximum penalty for a person who knowingly possesses child exploitation material is 14 years imprisonment.   What is Child Exploitation Material? Child Exploitation Material, referred to as ‘CEM’ is defined as material that, in a way likely to cause offence to a reasonable adult, describes or depicts a person, or a representation of a person, who is, or apparently is, a child under 16 years – (a)  In a sexual context, including for example, engaging in a sexual...

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