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Sydney man charged with additional 65 child exploitation offences for alleged sextortion of Australian teens



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​4​ ​September​

​2019

Sydney man charged with additional 65 child exploitation

offences for alleged sextortion of Australian teens

afp.gov.au

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alleged

The Manly Vale man was arrested by the AFP on Wednesday 20 February, after

allegations that he was engaging in the sextortion of an Australian teenager.

The man was charged with a number of child exploitation offences at the time, relating

to one child victim.

The previous media release can be found here.

As a result of the forensic examination of devices seized during the February search

warrant at his Manly Vale residence, the AFP has identified allegations of further child

exploitation.

The man is now due to face an additional 65 charges in Sydney Central Local Court today

(Wednesday 4 September), relating to a total of 35 child victims.

These additional charges are:

28 counts of soliciting child pornography, contrary to section 474.19(1) of the

Criminal Code Act 1995

(Cth)

5 counts of transmitting child pornography, contrary to section 474.19 (1) of the

Criminal Code Act 1995

(Cth)

32 counts of produce child abuse material, contrary to Section 91H of the

Crimes

Act 1900

(NSW)

The man remains remanded in custody, to reappear before court today.

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Parents, teachers and carers can find more information about the risks of online

grooming and where to get help at

http://www.thinkuknow.org.au/

.

ThinkUKnow is a law enforcement led education and prevention program that provides

presentations to parents, carers, and teachers and students about technologies young

people use, challenges they may face, and how they can be overcome.

It is a partnership between the AFP, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Datacom and

Microsoft, Commonwealth Bank of Australia and Datacom, delivered in collaboration

with all State and Territory police and Neighbourhood Watch Australasia.

You can book a free presentation for your school

online

.

If you know about a child who is in immediate danger or risk call 000, Crimestoppers on

1800 333 000, or contact your local police.

Media enquiries:

AFP National Media: (02) 5126 9297

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