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In early November police from Richmond Local Area Command attended a home on McKenzie Street, Lismore. As a result, last Friday a man and a woman were charged over alleged child abuse offences and possession of child exploitation material.

Police executed a crime scene warrant at the home, seizing two computers after allegedly discovering a number of suspicious images. A further search of the computers allegedly located a large number of child exploitation images.

Police will allege some of the images depicted a man and woman committing acts of indecency upon a 12-year-old girl.

Last Friday November 25,  police attended the same premises and arrested a 30-year-old man and a 29-year-old woman.

The pair were taken to Lismore Police Station where the man was charged with aggravated indecent assault offender in company; aggravated act of indecency offender in company; possess child abuse material; use child under 14 to make child abuse material; goods in custody, and other offences.

The woman was charged with aggravated indecent assault offender in company; aggravated act of indecency offender in company; possess child abuse material; use child under 14 to make child abuse material and goods in custody.

Both were refused bail to appear at Lismore Local Court today (Saturday 26 November 2016).

Police would urge anyone who has been a victim of child abuse, or is aware of anyone who is in possession of child abuse material, to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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