Alleged ‘up-skirter’ also accused of possessing child abuse material

A MAN is behind bars, charged with a raft of offences, after he was allegedly found to be in possession of child abuse material.

The 52-year-old from Newcastle was spotted by Police walking along the Pacific Highway in Charlestown on Wednesday.

He was initially recognised as a suspect in an ‘up-skirting’ incident that had happened at a local shopping centre days prior.


Officers arrested the man in relation to that incident, which occurred on Friday 5 April on an escalator at a shopping centre in Charlestown.

It’s alleged he was filming up a young woman’s skirt.

The man’s mobile phone was seized and examined by officers who allegedly located an amount of child abuse material and child grooming offences.

A search warrant was executed at the man’s New Lambton Heights home where officers allegedly located electronic equipment containing further child abuse material.

The man has since been charged with a number of offences, including film persons private parts without consent, possess child abuse material, use carriage service to solicit child abuse material and use carriage service to transmit/publish/promote child abuse.

He has been refused bail to appear before Belmont Local Court on Wednesday 24 April 2019.

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