A NEW South Wales police officer has been suspended with pay after being charged with possessing and distributing child abuse images.
The 55-year-old male Sergeant was issued a future court attendance notice yesterday for the offences of disseminating and possessing child abuse material.
The two charges related to offences which allegedly occurred on Monday, December 17 last year.
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The officer, identified only as being attached to the Western Region, has been ordered to appear in Narrabri Local Court on Tuesday, March 26.
In a statement this afternoon, NSW Police confirmed the officer has been suspended with pay.
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