The Northern Territory Joint Anti-Child Exploitation Team (JACET) have charged a 19-year-old man with multiple child exploitation offences after a search warrant was executed at the man’s residence in Alice Springs yesterday.
Northern Territory Police and Australian Federal Police detectives arrested the man at his residence without incident, and he has since been charged with:
1. Possess child abuse material
2. Use carriage service to transmit child abuse material x 3
3. Use carriage service to solicit child abuse material x 3
4. Use carriage service to access child abuse material x 3
He was remanded to appear in Alice Springs Local Court today.
Detective Senior Sergeant Matt Akers said “This type of offending is particularly serious and disgusting. We will continue to work with our AFP colleagues to target these offenders and bring them before the courts.”
AFP Superintendent Greg Davis said “The investigation highlighted how closely police around Australia worked together to combat the exploitation and abuse of children.
"Our common goal is to protect children, wherever they live, and to ensure anyone who tries to harm them is identified and brought before the courts."
Members of the public who have any information about people involved in child abuse and exploitation are urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or https://crimestoppers.com.au/
You can also make a report online by alerting the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation via the ‘Report Abuse’ button at www.accce.gov.au/report