15 January 2021

Kambah man charged with online child sex offences

| David Murtagh
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The man was arrested after an investigation by the ACT Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team. Photo: Michelle Kroll.

A 56-year-old Kambah man will face the ACT Magistrates Court today (15 January) charged with a number of online child sex offences.

As part of an ACT Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (ACT JACET) led investigation, police yesterday executed a search warrant at a residence in Kambah.

During this activity, police allegedly discovered an expansion drive containing video and image files depicting child abuse material. This drive was seized and will undergo further digital forensic analysis.

Police further allege the man is himself depicted in one of the videos engaging in a sex act while viewing ‘live’ child abuse material.

The man was arrested, and has been charged with one count of using a carriage service to engage in sexual activity with a child under 16 years of age, and two counts of possession of child abuse material.

Yesterday, police announced they had arrested a 67-year-old Greenway man on multiple child abuse material (CAM) charges following a search of his residence on Wednesday (13 January).

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Police will also allege the man unsuccessfully attempted to turn off the power to his home during the execution of the warrant to prevent police from accessing his computer.

Anyone with information regarding child abuse material is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Information can be provided anonymously.

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