Additional charges laid in WA child exploitation matter

This is a joint media release between the Australian Federal Police and WA Police.

A 57-year-old man is due to appear before the Perth Magistrates Court today (4 August), after further charges were laid by Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (JACET) officers on Friday 8 July 2016 as a result of continued investigations into contact offending against children and child exploitation material. 

Detectives executed a search warrant on the man’s Jolimont home on 13 April 2016 and seized a number of electronic devices.  Analysis of these seized items resulted in over 26,000 videos and images of child exploitation material and obscene material being identified.

The man has been further charged with:-

  • 214 counts of Indecently Records Child under 13 years;
  • 94 counts of Indecent Dealing of a Child under 13 years;
  • Two counts of Sexual Penetration of a Child under 13 years;
  • One count of Possess Child Exploitation Material and
  • One count of Possess Obscene Material.

Australian Federal Police (AFP) Manager Victim Based Crime, Commander Lesa Gale said it is timely to remind parents and carers that they need to have age appropriate conversations with their children about personal safety and what to do if they find themselves in a situation that makes them feel uncomfortable. 

“Make them aware that unwanted touching by anyone (family, friends or strangers) is not OK and they have the right to say NO.  Protecting children from sexual exploitation is a whole of community responsibility,” Commander Gale said.

Members of the public who have concern for a child who could be at risk, or information about people who may be involved in child exploitation are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.

The national ThinkUKnow cyber safety education program is focused on preventing children from being groomed or mistreated online. For more information and to book a free cyber safety presentation, visit www.thinkuknow.org.au.

 

Media Enquiries:
AFP National Media:        (02) 6131 6333
WA Police Media:             (08) 9222 1011

 

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