24-year-old Melbourne woman charged over child abuse material offences

The Victorian Joint Anti-Child Exploitation Team (VIC JACET), comprising of Australian Federal Police (AFP) and Victoria Police members arrested the woman on Wednesday (16 December, 2020) after conducting a search warrant at her Laverton home in Melbourne’s west.

Her mobile phone was seized as a result of the search warrant.

The woman will face the Melbourne Magistrates’ Court today (Friday 18 December, 2020) charged with possession of child abuse material.

AFP Commander Investigations, Southern Command, Todd Hunter said the AFP together with its state law enforcement, Commonwealth and International partners, remained committed to holding alleged offenders accountable for their role in horrific crimes against children.

Members of the public who have any information about people involved in child abuse and exploitation are urged to call Crime stoppers on 1800 333 000.

You can also make a report online by alerting the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation via the Report Abuse button at www.accce.gov.au/report.

If you or someone you know are impacted by child sexual abuse and online exploitation there are support services available, visit to learn more www.accce.gov.au/support

Advice and support for parents and carers about how they can help protection children online can be found at ThinkUKnow, an AFP-led education program designed to prevent online child sexual exploitation: www.thinkuknow.org.au

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