Two men will face court today after being extradited from Victoria on child sex offences allegedly committed in NSW’s Central West, NSW Police say.
Victoria Police alerted NSW Police Force to suspected child sex offences following an investigation into alleged child exploitation material earlier this year.
An investigation was launched by detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse Squad.
Following extensive inquiries, detectives travelled to Ivanhoe, Victoria, and with the assistance of Victoria Police, arrested two men – both aged 50 – yesterday.
Police will allege the men sexually assaulted a 10-month-old girl at her home in the Bathurst area in April 2015.
Both men appeared before court in Victoria, where extradition to NSW was granted.
On arrival into Sydney, the pair was taken to Mascot Police Station.
The first man was charged with two counts of sexual intercourse with a person under 10 years, and produce, disseminate or possess child abuse material.
The second man was charged with sexual intercourse with a person under 10 years; use child under 14 years to make child abuse material; use carriage service to access child pornography; use carriage service to solicit child pornography; use carriage service to transmit child pornography; use carriage service transmit/publish/promote child pornography; and possess material intended to breach section 474.19.
They have been refused bail to appear at Waverley Local Court today tomorrow.
The Child Abuse Squad is comprised of detectives who are specially trained to investigate crimes against children, including sexual assault, physical abuse and serious cases of neglect.
Anyone with concerns about suspected child abuse or exploitation should call Crime Stopers.