WA man charged with child exploitation offences

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This is a joint media release issued by the Australian Federal Police and Western Australia Police.

A 66-year-old man of Halls Head will appear before the Mandurah Magistrates Court today (Tuesday, 9 August 2016) charged with child exploitation offences.

In May 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 Wednesday, 20 July 2016, at a residence in Halls Head 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:

  • Possession of Child Exploitation Material; and
  • Use Carriage Service to Distribute Child Exploitation Material. 

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.

 

Media Enquiries:

WA Police Media (08) 9222 1011

AFP National Media (02) 6131 6333

National Security Hotline

Read the AFP Annual Report 2018-19

The Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation

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