Former dance teacher, teacher’s aide charged with possessing child abuse material

Detectives have charged a former dance teacher and teacher’s aide with possessing child abuse material.

Police began investigating the alleged offences in September 2015, and seized a computer and mobile phone last month, following a search warrant at the man’s Merrylands home.

Following specialist analysis of the items, yesterday officers arrested a 48-year-old man at Newtown Police Station.


He was charged with production/possession of child abuse material, stalking, incite production/possession of child abuse material, and access child abuse material.

The man was refused bail, to appear before Newtown Local Court today.