Rockhampton man charged with child exploitation offences - 24 June 2016
A 65-year-old Rockhampton man has been charged with child exploitation offences following a covert Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) investigation.
The CCC will allege the 65-year-old man was using peer to peer computer software to download child exploitation material.
CCC officers attended a Koongal address late yesterday afternoon and executed a search warrant. A number of computer and electronic storage devices were seized and will be forensically examined by the CCC.
The CCC was assisted by the Queensland Police Service’s Rockhampton Child Protection Investigation Unit.
The 65-year-old was issued with a Notice to Appear to face the following charges:
- 3 x Possessing Child Exploitation Material contrary to section 228D Qld Criminal Code 1899
- 1 x Use a carriage service to access child pornography material contrary to section 474.19 (1)(a)(i)&(aa)(b) Commonwealth Criminal Code 1995
The man is expected to appear before the Rockhampton Magistrates Court on 31 August, 2016.
As the matter is now before the courts, the CCC is unable to comment further.