A Western Australian man has had a further 312 counts of child exploitation laid against him following ongoing investigations by the Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team.
Detectives executed a search warrant at the 57-year-old man’s Jolimont home on 13 April, seizing a number of electronic devices.
Analysis of the devices uncovered more than 26,000 videos and images of child exploitation.
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Following continued investigations into contact offending against children, the man was further charged with 214 counts of Indecently Records Child under 13 years, 94 counts of Indecent Dealing of a Child under 13 years, Two counts of Sexual Penetration of a Child under 13 years, one count of Possess Child Exploitation Material and one count of Possess Obscene Material.
He is due to appear in Perth Magistrates Court today.
The arrest has prompted Australian Federal Police Manager of Victim Based Crime, Commander Lesa Gale to remind parents and carers that they need to have age appropriate conversations with their children about personal safety and what to do if they find themselves in a situation that makes them feel uncomfortable.
“Make them aware that unwanted touching by anyone (family, friends or strangers) is not OK and they have the right to say NO. Protecting children from sexual exploitation is a whole of community responsibility,” Commander Gale said.