28 April 2020

Two men to face child exploitation charges after images found

| Ian Bushnell
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Two men will face court in June

Two men will face court in June. Photo: File.

Two Canberra men will face court on child exploitation related offences after being arrested last week when their homes were raided and images allegedly found on their computers.

A 50-year-old Wanniassa man and a 66-year-old Franklin man will face the ACT Magistrates Court in June.

The ACT Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (ACT-JACET) executed search warrants at each of the men’s residences.

The Wanniassa man has been charged with using a carriage service to access child abuse material and possess or control child abuse material obtained or accessed using a carriage service.

The Franklin man has been charged with possessing or controlling child abuse material obtained or accessed using a carriage service.

Police will allege images of child exploitation images were found on the men’s computers.

Both received Watch House bail to appear in court in June.

ACT Policing said the protection of children remained a high priority for the AFP, the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation, and State and Territory Police Australia-wide with new resources and an online safety challenge launched on Monday.

Members of the public who have any information about people involved in child abuse are urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Information can be provided anonymously.

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