Freedomroo – Laptops seized from Queensland home of accused paedophile after child porn tip from US cops

An Australian man will face child exploitation charges in court after tip-off from US authorities

Laptops, iPads and USBs are seized from home of accused paedophile after tip from US cops an Australian man was uploading vile child porn

  • The 35-year-old man was arrested at a home in Gailes, southwest of Brisbane
  • Australian Federal Police swooped on the man after being tipped off by US cops
  • Officers found laptops, iPad and USBs, allegedly containing child abuse material

An Australian man will face child exploitation charges in court after tip-off from US authorities.

The 35-year-old is due to face court on Thursday after being arrested at a home in Gailes, southwest of Brisbane, on January 28.

Australian Federal Police swooped on the man after being tipped off by the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) in the United States.

An Australian man will face child exploitation charges in court after tip-off from US authorities

The NCMEC said someone was allegedly uploading child abuse material using a Google account in Queensland

AFP officers found two laptops, an iPad and five USBs, allegedly containing child abuse material at the man’s home.

Three mobile phones and two external hard drives were also seized during the raid.

The man was charged with three counts of possessing child abuse material obtained or accessed using a carriage service and five counts of possessing child exploitation material.

AFP officers found two laptops, an iPad and five USBs, allegedly containing child abuse material at the man's home

AFP officers found two laptops, an iPad and five USBs, allegedly containing child abuse material at the man’s home

He is due to appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Thursday morning.

AFP Detective Superintendent Child Protection Operations Paula Hudson said the arrest and charges highlighted the importance of international police cooperation.

‘It takes a network to break a network and this arrest is an example of our strong relationships with international law enforcement,’ she said in a statement.

‘Our message to offenders accessing, transmitting and exchanging child abuse material is that the AFP will not stop investigating those responsible for spreading this abhorrent material and bringing them before the court.’

Three mobile phones and two external hard drives were also seized during the raid

Three mobile phones and two external hard drives were also seized during the raid

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