Officer charged over child abuse material – Specialist command

A police officer has been issued a court attendance notice over the alleged possession of child abuse material.

Strike Force Concave was established by officers attached to the Professional Standards Command in May 2022 to investigate allegations of sexual assault.

A 55-year-old detective senior constable was arrested and charged on 20 May 2022; he remains before the courts on those charges.

Following subsequent inquiries, the officer – attached to a specialist command – was arrested at The Hills Police Station about 10am on Friday (12 August 2022).

He was issued a court attendance notice for possessing or controlling child abuse material obtained or accessed using a carriage service and is due to appear in Downing Centre Local Court on 14 September 2022.

Investigations by Strike Force Concave continue.

The man remains suspended without pay.

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