Maylands man charged with child exploitation offences

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A 47-year-old Maylands man will appear before the Perth Magistrates Court today (22 July 2016) charged with child exploitation offences.

On Wednesday 22 June 2016, a mobile phone was located in a District Court and a staff member concerned about content found on the phone contacted police.

As part of the investigation, Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (JACET) detectives executed a search warrant at the man’s Maylands home where they seized documents and electronic storage devices.

It will be alleged analysis of the devices and inspection of the documents identified approximately 50 images of boys in sexually suggestive manners.

The man has been charged with Possession of Child Exploitation Material.  The maximum penalty for this offence is seven years imprisonment.

JACET is a taskforce bringing together the Australian Federal Police and Western Australia Police to combat online child sexual exploitation, as part of a collaborative and coordinated national platform for policing agencies to address the abhorrent activity associated with child sexual exploitation.

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.

Members of the public who have any information about people involved in child exploitation are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.

Media Enquiries:

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

 

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