Perth man charged after WA Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team investigation

A joint Australian Federal Police and Western Australia Police Force team, WA JACET (Western Australia Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team), combats national and international online exploitation of children.

A 31 year old man has been charged with child exploitation and drug offences and will appear in Perth Magistrates Court Today.

In March this year the AFP received information from the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children about an online user allegedly uploading child exploitation.

The AFP commenced an investigation and identified the 31 year old Perth man as the alleged account user.

On July 24th WA JACET executed a search warrant in Highgate, with Police seizing a hard drive containing child exploitation material, several other devices to be further examined, a small quantity of methamphetamine and two glass pipes.

The man was arrested and charged with:

– One count of possession of child exploitation material,
– One count of possession of methamphetamine,
– One count of possession of drug paraphernalia

If you have any information relating to child abuse or exploitation, contact Crime Stoppers on 1800333 000.

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