Burdekin Roosters coach Jason Williams, 48, charged with child sex offenses in Townsville
A junior rugby league coach has been charged with more than 30 child sex offenses, with the alleged offenses spanning two and a half years.
Burdekin Roosters Junior Rugby League coach Jason Williams, 48, was arrested by Townsville’s Child Abuse Unit and charged with seven offenses in July.
After further investigation into his case, he was later charged with 25 more offenses in August.
It is alleged that Williams, from Ayr in North Queensland, abused several children, created material exploiting the children of his victims and posted the material online.
He was charged with 12 counts of producing child exploitative material, seven counts of using a transportation service to transmit or make available child exploitative material, six counts of indecent treatment of a child under 16 and other offences.
Burdekin Roosters coach Jason Williams (pictured), 48, has been charged with more than 30 child sex offences.
He was denied bail when first mentioned in Townsville Magistrates Court (pictured) Williams will face court again next week
The crimes took place between January 2021 and July 2023, according to police.
Williams had been involved with the Burdekin Roosters for almost 20 years. During this period he worked as a coach, referee, vice-president and president of the club.
The Queensland Rugby League confirmed he had been resigned from the club and disbarred.
Townsville Magistrates Court denied him bail.
Williams will appear in court again on September 15.