Police charge man with possession of child abuse material at Nimbin

A man has been charged over the alleged possession and dissemination of child abuse material and filming a person without consent in the state’s north coast.

In February 2019, Nimbin Police initiated an investigation after receiving information a male was filming children in the Nimbin township.

As part of inquiries police spoke to a 28-year-old man and seized a mobile phone which was examined by the Digital Forensic Investigation Unit.

Police will allege in court that the phone contained over 300 images of young people, including images taken in shopping centres.

Just before 3pm, yesterday (Thursday 9 July 2020) police arrested a 29-year-old man at Nimbin and he was taken to Lismore Police Station.

He was charged with possess child abuse material, disseminate child abuse material, deal with identity information to commit indictable offence and film person in private act without consent.

He was refused bail and will appear in Lismore Local Court today (Friday 10 July 2020).

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