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Man charged after allegedly producing child abuse material - SCC Child Abuse Squad

Wednesday, 15 March 2017 07:50:05 PM

A man has faced court today after allegedly using children known to him to produce child abuse material.

In May 2016, police from Northern Beaches Local Area Command allegedly located child abuse material in the possession of a 50-year-old man.

At the time of his arrest, a computer and electronic storage devices were seized for forensic examination. He was charged and remains before the court.

Following extensive investigations by detectives from the Child Abuse Squad, the now 51-year-old man was arrested at Dee Why Police Station just before 9am today (Wednesday 15 March 2017).

He was charged with two counts of use child under 14 for production of child abuse material, use child under 14 for pornographic purposes, and possess child abuse material.

Police will allege the man filmed and photographed two young female relatives for the purpose of child abuse material.

The man appeared at Manly Local Court earlier today, where he was formally refused bail to appear at Downing Centre Local Court on Thursday 13 April 2017.

Investigations are continuing.

The Child Abuse Squad is comprised of detectives who are specially trained to investigate crimes against children, including sexual assault, physical abuse and serious cases of neglect.

Anyone with concerns about suspected child abuse or exploitation should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/. Reports can also be made to the Child Protection Helpline on 132 111.

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