Police charge man over possession of child abuse material at Campbelltown

Strike Force Trawler detectives have charged a man over the alleged possession of child abuse material in Sydney’s south west.

In July this year, detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crime Squad’s Child Exploitation Internet Unit (CEIU) began investigating a man allegedly accessing and obtaining child abuse material online.

Following extensive investigations, strike force detectives executed a search warrant at a home at Woodbine, about 7.15am on Wednesday 26 August 2020.

During the search, officers seized a mobile phone and electronic devices, which will undergo further examination.

A 19-year-old man was arrested and taken to Campbelltown Police Station, where he was charged with possess child abuse material using carriage service and possess child abuse material.

He was granted strict conditional bail to appear before Campbelltown Local Court today (Monday 21 September 2020).

Strike Force Trawler is an ongoing investigation by the CEIU into the sexual abuse and exploitation of children facilitated through the internet and related telecommunications devices.

Regular covert online investigations are conducted by the CEIU; and police in NSW work closely with their law-enforcement colleagues interstate and overseas.

The Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad is comprised of detectives who are specially trained to investigate matters against children and adults, including sexual assault, serious physical abuse, and extreme 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.

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