Po­lice seek vic­tims of sext abuse

Pilbara News - - News - Staff re­porters

Lo­cal po­lice are call­ing for pub­lic as­sis­tance with two in­ves­ti­ga­tions into al­leged child sex of­fend­ers in the Pil­bara.

West Pil­bara De­tec­tives are in­ves­ti­gat­ing a 20-year-old Pil­bara man and a 22-year-old Parabur­doo man on child sex of­fence charges and are look­ing to speak to young men who may have un­know­ingly be­come vic­tims by send­ing sex­u­ally ex­plicit im­ages to some­one not per­son­ally known to them.

Po­lice al­lege the 20-year-old man posed as a young woman on so­cial me­dia sites, es­pe­cially Snapchat, and sent mul­ti­me­dia and text mes­sages to en­cour­age mostly un­der­age young men to send ex­plicit im­ages of them­selves.

De­tec­tive-Se­nior Con­sta­ble Gina Horch, who is lead­ing the in­ves­ti­ga­tions, said there were likely “a large num­ber of po­ten­tial vic­tims out there”.

Any­one with in­for­ma­tion or who be­lieves they may have been a vic­tim of the ac­cused can call West Pil­bara de­tec­tives on 9143 7200 or email DetSen. Const. Horch at gina.horch@po­lice.wa.gov.au.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.