Police officer, 49, charged with having child abuse material – but still getting pay

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Specialized police officer, 49, is accused of having child abuse material but still gets his paycheck

  • A 49-year-old police officer has been accused of having child abuse material
  • NSW Police said the officer was arrested in south-west Sydney on Wednesday
  • He has been suspended with pay while the charges are heard in court

A NSW police officer has been suspended but still receives his salary after being charged with possession of child abuse material.

The 49-year-old was arrested on Wednesday at Georges Hall in Sydney’s southwest.

He was charged at Liverpool Police Station and given conditional bail.

Police also searched the premises where he was arrested and seized electronic storage devices.

A 49-year-old police officer has been accused of having child abuse material (stock image)

A 49-year-old police officer has been accused of having child abuse material (stock image)

NSW Police said its professional standard investigators launched an investigation in May into allegations that child abuse material was being stored and distributed on an electronic device.

During the investigation, they confiscated a cell phone and other items.

Another man, 62, was also arrested as a result of the investigation.

He is accused of using a carriage service for child abuse material and possessing the material.

The sergeant, who has been assigned to a specialist command, will appear in Liverpool court on June 21.

The other man will appear before the Burwood Local Court on July 13.

NSW Police Force said their professional standard investigators were looking into the case (file image)

NSW Police Force said their professional standard investigators were looking into the case (file image)

NSW Police Force said their professional standard investigators were looking into the case (file image)

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