Man jailed for uploading child abuse material to Instagram

A NSW man has been sentenced to more than four years behind bars for uploading child abuse material to Instagram.

The 61-year-old was caught after the Australian Federal Police received a tip-off from authorities in the United States about an Australian Instagram user accessing and uploading child abuse material to the social media platform.

The AFP immediately launched an investigation and quickly linked the Instagram account to a man from the Blacktown suburb of Shalvey.


Officers executed a search warrant on the man’s home and found two smart phones and five electronic storage devices.

The man was arrested after making admissions to having child abuse material on a phone located within a vehicle at the property.

He pleaded guilty earlier this year to two offences including make available child abuse material and possess or control child abuse material.

The man was yesterday sentenced to four years and six months’ imprisonment by the Parramatta District Court,

He will not be eligible for parole before 5 November 2023.