Man (22) to appear in Rockingham Magistrates Court on child sex offences

Man (22) to appear in Rockingham Magistrates Court on child sex offences

A MAN accused of being in possession of more than 2000 exploitative images and 10 videos of minors, will appear in Rockingham Magistrates Court today.

The 22-year-old was charged with indecently dealing with a child aged 13-16, sexual penetration of a child aged 13-16 and indecently dealing with a child known to be a lineal relative after some of the images allegedly showed him committing offences against three juveniles.

He was also charged with possession of child exploitation material and use of an optical surveillance device.

Some of the images allegedly recovered show children as young as six months old through to 16 years old.

The charges stem back to February 19 when West Pilbara detectives executed a warrant at the man’s residence in Paraburdoo.

On the same day, a residence relating to the man in Safety Bay was searched.

It is alleged police recovered and seized a large number of electronic storage devices at both homes and had to sort through around 1.2 million images before charges could be laid.