The Queensland Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (QLD JACET) has charged a 55-year-old Brisbane man with 44 offences in relation to the alleged sexual exploitation of children both online and while he was travelling in the Philippines.
The man is due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court this morning to answer these charges.
AFP Assistant Commissioner Northern Command Lesa Gale said offences against children online are increasing and international borders are no hindrance to online offenders.
“The AFP and the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCCE) works with international partners to take all necessary action to identify and rescue children from sexual exploitation, not just in Australia but also internationally,” she said.
“From July 2019 to date the ACCCE has received more than 11,000 reports of child exploitation involving Australians or Australian children.
View the full media release at the Australian Federal Police's website.