Teen charged with possessing child exploitation material

A 17-year-old boy has been charged with possessing child exploitation material following the search of a home in northern NSW.

Tamworth Detectives executed a search warrant at the Quirindi house about 4pm on Monday, after receiving information that child exploitation material had been uploaded from a social media platform.

During the raid, officers seized mobile phones, external storage devices and tablets, as well as a BB gun and a sling shot.


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After analysing the equipment, police arrested a 17-year-old boy at the home just before 2.30pm yesterday.

He was taken to Tamworth Police Station and charged with possess child abuse material, possess unauthorised pistol, posses unregistered firearm-pistol, not keep firearm safely-pistol and possess prohibited weapon without permit (sling shot).

He has been refused bail to appear at a children’s court today.

Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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