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October 8, 2022

Coorabell man on child porn charges

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A man has been charged following police investigations into the alleged possession of child-abuse material at a home in Coorabell.

Officers from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command commenced investigations after receiving information about the alleged download and possession of the material.

Police raided the man’s home yesterday (Tuesday May 6), where they seized computers, CDs, DVDs, USB memory sticks and external storage devices.

The 64-year-old man was arrested and taken to Byron Bay Police Station where he was charged with possessing child-abuse material and using a carriage service for child pornography.

He was refused bail to appear before Murwillumbah Local Court today.

Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://www1.police.nsw.gov.au/.

 


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