Laptops seized from accused pedophile’s home in Queensland after child porn tip from US police

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Laptops, iPads and USBs seized from home of accused pedophile after US police tip that Australian man uploaded nasty child pornography

  • The 35-year-old man was arrested in a house in Gailes, southwest of Brisbane
  • Australian federal police fell on the man after he was tipped off by US agents
  • Officers found laptops, iPads and USB sticks allegedly containing child pornographic material

An Australian man will be charged with child exploitation in court following a tip from US authorities.

The 35-year-old is due to appear in court on Thursday after being arrested on January 28 in a house in Gailes, southwest of Brisbane.

The Australian federal police fell on the man after he was tipped off by the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children (NCMEC) in the United States.

An Australian man will be charged with child exploitation in court following a tip from US authorities

An Australian man will be charged with child exploitation in court following a tip from US authorities

The NCMEC said someone allegedly uploaded child abuse material through a Google account in Queensland

AFP agents found two laptops, an iPad and five USB sticks at the man’s house, which allegedly contained child pornography material.

Three mobile phones and two external hard drives were also seized during the raid.

The man was charged with possession of child abuse material obtained or accessed by carriage and five times for possessing child abuse material.

AFP agents found two laptops, an iPad and five USB sticks at the man's house, allegedly containing child pornography material

AFP agents found two laptops, an iPad and five USB sticks at the man's house, allegedly containing child pornography material

AFP agents found two laptops, an iPad and five USB sticks at the man’s house, allegedly containing child pornography material

He is due to appear before the Brisbane court on Thursday morning.

AFP Chief Inspector of Child Protection Paula Hudson said the arrest and charges underline the importance of international police cooperation.

“It takes a network to break a network and this arrest exemplifies our strong relationships with international law enforcement,” she said in a statement.

“Our message to offenders who access, report and exchange child abuse material is that the AFP will not stop investigating those responsible for disseminating this repugnant material and bringing them to court.”

Three mobile phones and two external hard drives were also seized during the raid

Three mobile phones and two external hard drives were also seized during the raid

Three mobile phones and two external hard drives were also seized during the raid

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