Ar­rest for child ex­ploita­tion

Canning Gazette - - NEWS -

PO­LICE have charged a 74year-old Wil­let­ton man with pos­sess­ing child ex­ploita­tion ma­te­rial.

Of­fi­cers from the WA Joint Anti Child Ex­ploita­tion Team ex­e­cuted a search war­rant at the man’s home. Po­lice said dur­ing the search, com­puter and elec­tronic de­vices were lo­cated be­long­ing to the man that con­tained child ex­ploita­tion ma­te­rial.

He is due to ap­pear in court on De­cem­ber 24. A 56-yearold man from Clark­son was also ar­rested as part of Op­er­a­tion Sou­tien, led by the Aus­tralian Cen­tre to

Counter Child Ex­ploita­tion. Any­one with in­for­ma­tion about child sex­ual ex­ploita­tion and abuse is urged to call Crime Stop­pers.

Child safety tips are avail­able at www.thinku­know.org.au, in­clud­ing su­per­vis­ing chil­dren to pre­vent self­pro­duced child ex­ploita­tion ma­te­rial and on­line groom­ing, and en­sur­ing a child feels com­fort­able in talk­ing to a trusted adult about is­sues they might be ex­pe­ri­enc­ing on­line.

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