Detectives from the Sex Crimes Squad have charged a man from Sydney’s inner west with accessing child abuse material via the internet.
Earlier this month, detectives from the Sex Crimes Squad’s Child Exploitation Internet Unit were made aware of the alleged online activity of a Sydney-based man who had reportedly been visiting websites for the purpose of accessing child abuse material.
Officers made inquiries into the matter and around 10am yesterday (Thursday 16 July 2015) they attended an office in the Sydney CBD where they spoke to a 67-year-old man.
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Police executed a search warrant at the office, seizing numerous computers and electronic storage devices.
A second search warrant, at the man’s home in Enmore, resulted in police seizing a number of additional computers and electronic storage devices.
The 67-year-old was arrested and taken to Newtown Police Station, where he was charged with using a carriage service to access child abuse material.
He was granted strict conditional bail to appear before Newtown Police Station on Thursday 6 August 2015.
Regular covert online investigations are conducted by the Child Exploitation Internet Unit, and police in NSW work closely with their law-enforcement colleagues interstate and overseas.
Anyone with information about internet predators should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/.