Wandoan: Man Charged with 97 Child Sex Offences

Parents are being urged to stay vigilant

Wandoan:  Man Charged with 97 Child Sex Offences

Detectives from the Roma Child Protection Investigation Unit have charged a man with 97 online child sex offences following a two-month investigation.

Police executed a search warrant at the 31-year-old man’s residence on March 8 where they seized a number of devices allegedly containing child exploitation material.

Forensic analysis was carried out on the devices, which identified numerous alleged online offences.

The investigation also uncovered information relating to a number of alleged online sex offenders located in the United States and further intelligence submissions have been made to the relevant authorities.

The 97 charges include more than 70 counts of grooming a child under 16 with intent to expose to indecent matter, 15 counts of using a carriage service to solicit child pornography material as well as 5 counts of possessing child exploitation material and 1 count of using the internet to procure children under 16 years.

The man is due to appear in Ipswich Magistrates Court on June 20.

Police are urging parents to remain vigilant and educate their children about exercising personal safety online.

Officers are also hoping that parent can familiarise themselves with the below online resources.

https://www.police.qld.gov.au/programs/cscp/personalSafety/children/default.htm

https://www.police.qld.gov.au/programs/cscp/personalSafety/children/childProtection/default.htm

https://www.police.qld.gov.au/programs/cscp/personalSafety/children/surfsafely.htm

https://www.police.qld.gov.au/programs/cscp/personalSafety/children/ThinkUKnow.htm

https://www.esafety.gov.au

CRIME STOPPERS: 1800.333.000

POLICELINK: 131.444

 

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