Qld man arrested over Snapchat, Instagram child abuse uploads

A Queensland man is facing 15 years behind bars after allegedly being caught uploading child abuse material onto a number of popular social media platforms.

The 52-year-old was arrested after officers from the Brisbane Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team raided his Moreton Bay home on February 18, after receiving a tip-off from US authorities.

The report allegedly indicated a person, believed to be in Queensland, was uploading child abuse material on Snapchat, Dropbox and Instagram.


During a search of the man’s home, detectives seized two mobile phones allegedly containing child abuse material.

The man was charged with two counts of possessing or controlling child abuse material obtained or accessed using a carriage service and one count of using a carriage service for child abuse material, which carry a maximum 15 years’ imprisonment.

He is due to appear in Caboolture Magistrates Court today.

AFP Detective Superintendent Paula Hudson, Child Protection Operations said the charges show that people who access child abuse material online can’t hide from the AFP’s dedicated investigators.