Sex predator ‘raped kids in hotel rooms’

predatorBrisbane [AAP]

A Queensland man has been accused of sexually abusing 28 children from three states, including taking some of his victims to hotel rooms where he allegedly raped them.

The 47-year-old, from the town of Warwick southwest of Brisbane, is facing 145 child exploitation charges, including making a child abuse film and distributing child exploitation material.

So far 28 victims have been identified from Queensland, NSW and Victoria, but police believe there may be others as far away as Western Australia.

Police allege the man used a range of social media sites to prey on children and in some cases arrange meetings so he could physically abuse them and use them to make child pornography.

In other instances, he’s accused of resorting to extortion to force his victims to send him indecent images or offering them money to do so.

The man faces five charges of rape, four counts of indecent treatment of children under 16, and eight counts of grooming child under 16 with intent to procure engagement in a sexual act.

He is also charged with 20 counts of involving children in making child exploitation material, 11 of making child exploitation material, two of making a child abuse film, and one of distributing child exploitation material.

He will appear in the Warwick Magistrates Court on Monday.

Police say investigations are continuing and they want to hear from anyone who may have had contact with a man using the names Jazz, Jazzman and David Bourne on social media sites.

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