10 December 2019

Anti Child Exploitation Team makes second arrest in month-of-action

| Michael Weaver
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A 48-year-old Duffy man is the second to be charged with child exploitation offences as part of a national month-of-action by a special task force of ACT Policing and the AFP.

The latest arrest came after a 43-year-old Greenway man was arrested and charged earlier this month with possession of child exploitation material and using the internet to obtain child exploitation material.

ACT Policing Acting Detective Superintendent Matt Reynolds said that the two cases were unrelated, but the operational outcomes were a testament to the collaborative nature of the recently formed ACT Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (ACT JACET).

“The Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team based in the ACT uses all the resources of the AFP and the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation,” Acting Detective Superintendent Reynolds said.

“We will continue to pursue anyone who harms children through the possession or production of child exploitation material.

“These men have been charged with serious offences and the ACT JACET will utilise all technological advances available to detect the possession and sharing of child exploitation material.”

ACT Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team is part of a national month-of-action. To date, 22 people have been charged with 56 offences across Australia.

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Good work by some cops somewhere

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