Pil­bara man charged with child abuse

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A 22-year-old Parabur­doo man ap­peared be­fore Rock­ing­ham Mag­is­trate’s Court last Thurs­day charged with a num­ber of child sex of­fences.

West Pil­bara de­tec­tives and Child Abuse Squad de­tec­tives from Perth searched prop­er­ties in Parabur­doo and Safety Bay the man resided in on Fe­bru­ary 19 this year. They al­lege anal­y­sis of elec­tronic stor­age de­vices seized dur­ing the searches re­vealed more than 1.2 mil­lion im­ages.

The im­ages al­legedly show the man was in­volved in com­mit­ting of­fences against three ju­ve­niles.

A col­lec­tion of 2300 im­ages and 10 videos al­legedly de­pict chil­dren aged be­tween six months and 16 years were clas­si­fied as child ex­ploita­tion ma­te­rial.

The man has been charged with of­fences in­clud­ing both sex­ual pen­e­tra­tion and in­de­cent deal­ing with a child over 13 years and un­der 16 years, us­ing an op­ti­cal sur­veil­lance de­vice, and pos­sess­ing child ex­ploita­tion ma­te­rial.

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