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Wanniassa man charged with child exploitation offences

Lachlan Roberts 17 October 2019
ACT Law Courts

A 44-year-old Wanniassa man was arrested at the scene and was charged with using a carriage service to transmit indecent communication to a person under 16. Photo: File.

A Wanniassa man has been arrested and charged with exploitation offences after police found child exploitation material in his possession.

Following a lengthy investigation, members of ACT Policing’s Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Team executed a search warrant at a residence in Wanniassa yesterday. During the search, police seized a laptop and a number of mobile phones.

A 44-year-old Wanniassa man was arrested at the scene and was charged with using a carriage service to transmit indecent communication to a person under 16, attempting to groom a young person, and three counts of possessing child exploitation material.

He will face court this morning.

Anyone who has any information about people involved in child exploitation is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or via the Crime Stoppers website. Information can be provided anonymously.


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