Overseas student at Perth Airport allegedly had child porn on mobile

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A 21-year-old overseas student has been charged after Australian Border Force officers allegedly found child exploitation material on his mobile phone at Perth Airport.

He was stopped for a baggage check after he arrived from Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday, with Australian Border Force officers allegedly finding nine videos and six photographs showing children engaging in sexual activity.

The Indian man has been charged with importing child exploitation material and faces a maximum penalty of 10 years imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $525,000.

ABF regional commander Rod O’Donnell said he was concerned about the number of foreign visitors coming to Australia in possession of child exploitation material.

“Unfortunately we are seeing too many cases where travellers have this material on their phones and other devices,” he said.