A 19-year-old Belconnen man faced the ACT Magistrates Court on Saturday (7 May 2022) after being charged with two counts of possessing child abuse material.
The ACT Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (JACET) received information from the Australian Center to Counter Child Exploitation last February, regarding the alleged upload of child abuse material to a file-sharing platform.
A search warrant was executed on a residence in Belconnen on 6 May 2022 following investigations by officers from the ACT JACET in collaboration with support efforts from the Sexual Assault and Child Abuse Team.
During the search, police seized a personal computer, two laptops, a tablet, two mobile phones, and two USB storage devices, suspected to contain child abuse material.
The 19-year-old man was arrested and charged with two counts of possessing child abuse material.
The man was due to face the Magistrates Court on 7 May 2022.
ACT Police are urging anyone with information regarding the accessing or creation of child abuse material to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or via the Crime Stoppers ACT website. Information can be provided anonymously.