A man will face court today charged over alleged drug supply and the production of child pornography, NSW Police say.
On Monday (8 August 2016), detectives from State Crime Command’s Child Abuse Squad commenced an investigation after receiving information about the production of child abuse material.
Following their inquiries, an 18-year-old man was arrested at a home at Guildford yesterday.
He was taken to Parramatta Police Station and charged sexual intercourse with person aged 14-16, produce child abuse material, and two counts of drug supply.
Police will allege in court the man had supplied prohibited drugs to a 14-year-old girl and filmed a sexual act with a mobile phone.
The man was refused bail to appear at Parramatta Local Court today.
The incident has prompted police to remind teenagers that the production and dissemination of any material depicting nudity or sexual activity involving young people could constitute a criminal offence.
Teenagers should be aware they could be arrested and charged and, if convicted, end up with a criminal record.
Additionally, any images or information disseminated can quickly go viral – once you press send it’s definite and final and you can never get it back. For that reason, police urge teenagers to think very carefully before sending any items that they would be uncomfortable with becoming public.
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 Stopers.