Tourist charged over alleged child sex abuse videos

The man was stopped at Perth International Airport.
The man was stopped at Perth International Airport.

A TOURIST has been arrested and charged after Australian Border Force officers allegedly found child pornography on his mobile phone at Perth International Airport.

ABF officers stopped the 30-year-old Indonesian man for a baggage examination as he was attempting to leave Perth on a flight to Denpasar on Sunday following a 12 day visit.

During the examination of his mobile phone officers allegedly found three videos depicting the sexual abuse of children, and a further two videos depicting abhorrent sexual activity.

The man was arrested by ABF Investigators and charged with one count of attempting to export child pornography and one count of attempting to export objectionable goods.

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The Indonesian man has been charged over the alleged possession of child exploitation material.

He appeared in the Perth Magistrate’s Court on Monday and was released on conditional bail to reappear in the same court on May 24.

ABF regional commander for WA, Rod O’Donnell said: “Tackling child exploitation in particular is an operational priority for the ABF as part of its role in protecting the border from individuals who may pose a threat to the community.

“ABF officers have significant powers to search the mobile phones and electronic devices of international travellers and they exercise those powers at airports around the country on a daily basis,” he added.

“Visitors also need to be aware that possession of child exploitation material is viewed very seriously under Australian law.”

The maximum penalty for the import or export of child exploitation material is 10 years imprisonment and/or a fine of up to $525,000.

The Brazilian national who was refused entry to Australia.

In a second, unrelated case, a 28-year-old Brazilian man was removed from Australia after ABF officers at Perth Airport discovered two videos containing abhorrent material on his mobile phone.

The videos, which depicted extreme violence, were discovered after he arrived on a flight from Denpasar on Saturday.

The man was detained at the Perth Immigration Detention Centre prior to his removal from Australia on Monday.

 

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