20 arrested, child sex dolls seized in child exploitation raids across Victoria

TWENTY men have been arrested following a major investigation into the distribution of child abuse material via the internet.

Victoria Police and the Australian Federal Police executed a number of raids across Victoria last month, seizing several items including child sex dolls, computers, drugs, weapons and mobile phones.

As a result, twenty men – aged from 19 to 62 – were arrested.


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Police said “Operation P2P was designed to identify and apprehend people involved in accessing, downloading and distributing child abuse material via Peer to Peer networks on the world wide web.”

Officers also conducted checks to see if any children were “at risk or identified as victims of sexual abuse due to their connection with those arrested or the properties raided during the operation.”

Of the 20 arrested, 13 men have since been charged.

Police say the charges include possess child exploitation material, access child exploitation material, transmit child exploitation material, and use a carriage service for child pornography.

Offences for the possession, distribution and access of child abuse carry penalties of up to 10 years imprisonment in Victoria.

If you are in immediate danger call 000 now.  If you require advice or assistance, the following services offer counselling and support:
Lifeline 24/7 telephone crisis support 13 11 14
1800RESPECT 24/7 phone 1800 737 732
Gold Coast Centre Against Sexual Violence phone 07 5591 1164
Bravehearts phone 1800 272 831

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