North Yunderup man charged with child exploitation offences

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

A 63-year-old North Yunderup man will appear before the Mandurah Magistrates Court today (Tuesday 23 August 2016) charged with child exploitation offences.

In February 2016, the Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (JACET) commenced an investigation in response to child exploitation images being posted on the internet.

As part of the JACET investigation, detectives executed a search warrant on Thursday 4 August 2016 at a residence in North Yunderup where they seized a computer and electronic storage devices.

It will be alleged that the devices belonged to the man and that analysis of the devices identified images of child exploitation material.

The man has been charged with:

  • Two counts of Possession of Child Exploitation Material;
  • One count of Use Carriage Service to Distribute Child Exploitation Material;
  • One count of Visually Record a Private Activity;
  • One count of Indecently record a child under the age of 13 years, and
  • One count of Use an optical surveillance device to visually record a private activity to which he was a party

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

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

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