The 37-year-old uncle, who was arrested for allegedly using his own NIECE child pornography, is charged with a number of new charges – including sex with a child under the age of 10
- He was arrested last year for allegedly using his niece to film child pornography
- He was hit with further charges after the US authorities gave the AFP a clue
- The man's house was ransacked after the AFP's US homeland security agency gave a tip
- The police are said to have found 180,000 pictures and eight videos of child abuse
- The man is one of 16 Australians arrested as part of Operation Walwa
A suspected pedophile who has been accused of child pornography with his niece has been charged with a number of new charges, including sex with a child under the age of 10.
The Marayong man in western Sydney was arrested last year for allegedly using his niece to film child abuse material.
After investigations by the Australian federal police and a tip from the United States Homeland Security Service, the man was hit with dozens of other charges.
The 37-year-old is charged with 38 crimes before the Blacktown District Court in May.
His new allegations include intercourse with a person under the age of 10, using a child under the age of 14 to make child abuse material, inciting a child to sexually engage in another person, and sexually touching a child under the age of 10, The Daily reported Telegraph.
The Marayong man in western Sydney was arrested last year for allegedly using his niece to film child abuse material (archive picture)
The man's house was ransacked after the US authorities gave the AFP a tip.
Police reportedly found more than 180,000 pictures and eight videos of child abuse material on his computer.
He was initially accused of four crimes for using a transportation service to access child pornography and two crimes for possessing child abuse material.
Further charges were brought in after the police investigated child abuse material that they allegedly confiscated.
The man is one of 16 Australians arrested as part of Operation Walwa.
The task force was created in 2018 to address those who used a website where pedophiles paid to access child abuse material.
It comes after AFP released pictures of detectives crashing into a man's dirty apartment in Maryborough, near Gympie, Queensland, as part of Operation Walwa's investigation
The Australian Center for Combating Child Exploitation and the Australian Federal Police's anti-child exploitation teams worked with state and territory officials.
It comes after AFP released pictures of detectives crashing into a man's dirty apartment in Maryborough, near Gympie, Queensland, as part of Operation Walwa's investigation.
The man was later charged with three cases of possession of material for the exploitation of children and the use of a carriage service for the possession of child pornography.
The camp inmate, unlike many other detainees, was not accused of producing child abuse material.
16 PEOPLE ATTACHED IN THE RING OF CHILD ABUSE
Sixteen Australians have been charged with 738 offenses against child exploitation after a two-year investigation by the Australian police and the United States Department of Homeland Security Investigation (HSI).
US agents from Phoenix, Arizona, had warned the Australian police of an illegal online marketplace where users paid for access to child abuse material.
During Operation Walwa, the details of which were released on Monday, the Australian police announced that officials had brought charges:
Five people in Queensland
Four in Western Australia
Three in Victoria
Three in New South Wales
One person in South Australia
Investigations in most states and territories followed the same US hint that sick videos and pictures of abused children were produced in Australia.
They were then distributed to an unnamed dark web marketplace.
The operation resulted in police rescuing four local children from further harm, an AFP spokesman said.
Three of the alleged victims came from New South Wales and one from Victoria. One was only two months old.
The 16 people arrested were charged with a total of 728 child sexual abuse and exploitation crimes.
Five people from Queensland have been accused of having owned and produced child abuse material and have used transportation services for this purpose.
Australian federal police commissioner Reece Kershaw warned that blocking the corona virus has led to increased activity on the dark Internet, including care and live streaming.
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