Anti – Child Exploitation Team charges teacher
The Western Australia Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (JACET) has charged a 37-year-old Mt. Lawley man with possession of child exploitation material, following information received by the Australian Federal Police (AFP) in May.
The man is a registered teacher and employed at Guildford Grammar School in Western Australia. He has been stood down pending his appearance in court.
It will be alleged in court the man was in possession of child exploitation material. On Tuesday 24 May 2016, JACET officers executed a search warrant on the man’s home where digital evidence was seized. Consequently he was apprehended and charged with Possession of child exploitation material.
The man was bailed to appear in the Perth Magistrates Court on 23 June 2016.
The maximum penalty for this offence is seven years imprisonment.
JACET is a taskforce bringing together the Australian Federal Police (AFP) and WA Police to combat online child sexual exploitation.
If you have any information relating to child exploitation or abuse, please contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report the information online at www.crimestopperswa.com.au.
JACET is part of a nationwide initiative where police across Australia work together in an attempt to improve the time it takes for police to respond to child sex crimes.
The operation will place an emphasis on targeting online grooming and child pornography as it attempts to reduce layers of bureaucracy.
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