Police charge man over possession of child abuse material

A man has been charged after allegedly being found in possession of child abuse material.

In August, detectives from Eastern Suburbs Police Area Command commenced an investigation into the possession of child abuse material in the local area.

Following extensive inquiries, an 82-year-old man was stopped by Australian Border Force (ABF) officers at Sydney International Airport about 6.30am yesterday (Tuesday 17 December 2019).

Police were contacted, and detectives arrived a short time later.

The man’s carry-on luggage was searched before the contents of his laptop and electronic storage devices were reviewed, which are alleged to have contained large amounts of child abuse material.

The Point Piper man was taken to Mascot Police Station and charged with six counts of possess child abuse material.

He has been granted strict conditional bail and is due to appear at Downing Centre Local Court on Monday 10 February 2020.

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