Indecent treatment charges in Cairns, QLD

A 24-year-old Gordonvale man was charged yesterday following investigations into a series of alleged online child exploitation offences, Queensland Police say.

It will be alleged the man was involved in the online grooming of children and distributed indecent images of both himself and children under the age of 16 years he had contacted online.

Detectives from the Cairns Child Protection Investigation Unit (CPIU) spoke with the man yesterday afternoon and he was taken into custody.

He was charged with one count each of possessing and distributing child exploitation material, grooming a child under 16 years and using the internet to procure a child under 16.

The charges relate to offences allegedly committed in December 2016 and January 2017.

The man is expected to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court on September 7.

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