Man arrested relating to indecent matter

Broome Detectives with the assistance of WA Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (JACET) investigators have charged a 66-year-old man as a result of investigations into his online activities.

It is alleged in May 2021, the man used a social media application to have conversations of a sexual nature with a person he believed was a 15-year-old girl.

Detectives executed a search of the man’s Cable Beach residence where they located and seized a number of mobile phones and electronic storage devices. It is alleged a number of images and videos of bestiality were located on the devices. Further analysis of the seized devices is being conducted.

The 66-year-old man has been charged with:-

• Two counts of Intent to Expose a Person Believed to be under 16 years to Indecent Matter;

• Two counts of Carnal Knowledge of an Animal;

• Two counts of Sell or Supply or Offer to Sell or Supply an Indecent or Obscene Article; and

• One count of Possess or Copy and Indecent or Obscene Article.

He is next due to appear before the Broome Magistrates Court on 27 May 2021.

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