Former Scout leader facing more than 100 charges including indecent treatment of a child

A FORMER Queensland scout leader, accused of child exploitation, is facing fresh charges.

The 31-year-old man, was initially charged with 26 offences in April, but has now been slapped with an extra 103 charges following an investigation by police and Queensland’s Crime and Corruption Commission.

Since his initial arrest, the crime watchdog has sifted through material seized from his West Ipswich property, north west of the Gold Coast, including cameras and computer equipment.


On top of his original charges, he is now facing four counts of indecent treatment of a child, one of aggravated networking, and 98 counts of using a carriage service to share child pornography material.

The man, who used to lead a scout group at Ipswich, is due to appear in the Ipswich Magistrates Court today, to face all 129 charges.