Eight Arrested for the Abuse of Children

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Eight Arrested for the Abuse of Children - WA Police

Officers from the Child Exploitation Operations Squad (CEO) recently conducted an operation which resulted in 15 search warrants being executed and 104 electronic devices being seized.

Eight people were arrested and charged with a total of 89 offences, including Sexually Penetrated a Child of or over 13 and under 16 years; Indecently Deals with a Child Over 13 under 16 years; Intent to Expose a Person under 16 years to Indecent Matter; Intent to Procure a Person under 16 years for Sexual Activity; Made a Threat to Unlawfully do an Act; Distributing Child Exploitation Material; and Possessing Child Exploitation Material.
The Australian Federal Police, through the Joint Anti-Child Exploitation Team (JACET), also executed warrants as part of the WA Police Force investigation.
These resulted in charges against two men for accessing, possessing and transmitting child abuse material. One of the men was also charged with producing child abuse material and inquiries in both matters remain ongoing.