A high school teacher and sports coach from Brisbane has been charged with possessing child exploitation material.
The 41-year-old man was arrested by Detectives from the Brisbane Inner West Child Protection Unit and Taskforce Argos after they raided his Chermside home this morning.
“A search warrant was executed at an address in Chermside after police received advice the man, a high school teacher and sports coach, had been accessing child exploitation material via a publicly available website overseas which provides end-to-end encrypted cloud storage,’ Queensland police said.
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During the search, officers seized a number of electronic items, including a laptop and phone alleged to contain further exploitation material.
“Investigations are underway to determine the identity of the females depicted in the CEM and whether they may be linked to the man,” police said.
Detectives are appealing for any victims who may have had contact with the man, believed to be mostly from the North Brisbane and Ipswich areas, to come forward.
The man has been charged with three counts each of possessing child exploitation material and use carriage service to access child abuse material.
He has been refused bail and is due to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court today.
The man has recently been stood down from his teaching position in the North Brisbane area.