Strike Force Trawler charge man after indecent material sent online

A man will appear in court today charged by Strike Force Trawler detectives after allegedly sending indecent material online in the state’s south.

In March 2020, detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crime Squad’s Child Exploitation Internet Unit (CEIU) began engaging online with a man from the state’s south.

Police will allege in court that the man engaged in sexually-explicit conversations and sent indecent material online.

Following extensive investigations, detectives arrested a 43-year-old man at a home near Albury about 8.15am on Tuesday 24 March 2020.

A short time later, officers executed a search warrant at a home, seizing mobile phones.

The man was taken to Corowa Police Station and charged with use carriage service to send indecent material to person and use carriage service to solicit child abuse material.

He was granted strict conditional bail to appear at Albury Local Court today (Tuesday 5 May 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:

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