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Hunter man charged with child abuse material offences

Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation > News and Media > Releases > 2020 > 23 April - Hunter man


A New South Wales man has been charged with several child exploitation offences following his arrest by Australian Federal Police (AFP) officers this morning.

The 29-year-old man is due to face Cessnock Local Court today (Wednesday 22 April).

The investigation began in November 2019 when the AFP-led Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE) received a referral from the U.S.

National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) regarding an Australian user transmitting child abuse material via a cloud based service.

Subsequent police inquiries by the ACCCE and AFP Child Protection Operations identified a New South Wales man as the alleged user of the service.

A search warrant was executed at the man’s Kearlsey residence today (22 April) where he was arrested and charged. Several electronic items were seized during the warrant and will be subject to further forensic examination.

View the full media release at the Australian Federal Police website here: https://www.afp.gov.au/news-media/media-releases/hunter-man-charged-child-abuse-material-offences