WA man charged with child exploitation offences

This is a joint media release issued by the Australian Federal Police and WA Police

A 19-year-old Inglewood man appeared before the Perth Magistrates Court today (Wednesday, 22 June 2016) charged with child exploitation offences.

It will be alleged in court the man, over many months, used various social media sites to communicate in a sexual manner online with a person he believed was a 12-year-old girl.

On Tuesday 7 June 2016, WA Police and Australian Federal Police (AFP) investigators, as part of the Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (JACET), conducted a search warrant at the man’s residence and seized a number of computer devices.

The man was charged with:

  • Three counts of Use electronic communication with intent to procure a person under 16 years of age to engage in sexual activity; and
  • One count of Use electronic communication with intent to procure a person under the age of 13 years to engage in sexual activity.

JACET is a taskforce bringing together the AFP and WA 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 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 sexual exploitation are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.

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