Man charged over alleged abuse of 24 children in Western Australia
One man has been charged with more than 400 offenses involving alleged abuse of 24 children in one of the “most important” investigations of its kind in Western Australian history.
Police allege that a 47-year-old man, who could not be identified for legal reasons, abused boys and girls between the ages of three and 13, whom he used between 2015 and 2021 through his family and friends. Kne
Police received a report of a search of the man’s home and work in July last year, in which several electronic storage devices were confiscated.
Police say they contained 3.8 million videos and images that were considered child abuse material, including “communication violations” by the man against children.
Detective Inspector Hamesh McKenzie told reporters Wednesday that “this is one of the most important child abuse investigations ever conducted in WA to determine how many photographs were available and how many victims were abused.” Was charged. ”
The man is due to appear in Perth Magistrate’s Court on April 22.