Northern Territory Police and Australian Federal Police have arrested a man in Darwin for possession and carriage of child abuse material.
Members from the Joint Anti-Child Abuse and Exploitation Team (JACET) executed a search warrant on the man yesterday and apprehended him in Darwin’s northern suburbs.
The 26-year-old man has been charged with:
- S474.22 Criminal Code (Cth) – Use carriage service to access child abuse material x 5
- S474.22 Criminal Code (Cth) – Use carriage service to transmit child abuse material x 5
- S474.22A Criminal Code (Cth) – Possess or control child abuse material
He was remanded to appear in Darwin Local Court today.
NT Police Detective Senior Sergeant Jon Beer said, “We will continue to investigate all reports of child abuse and pursue the offenders who are exploiting our children.”
AFP Detective Sergeant Richard Matejic said, “This arrest highlights the strong partnership between the AFP and the Northern Territory Police Force as we confront online child abuse.”