Man charged with possessing hundreds of child exploitation images

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A PORT Kennedy man charged with possessing more than 450 images and videos depicting child exploitation appeared in Rockingham Magistrates Court today.

Frank Joseph Viola was charged with possessing child exploitation material and unlicensed possession of a firearm/ammunition.

Police allege he had 431 category one (the least serious category) images, 28 category three images and three category three videos.

Magistrate Leanne Atkins renewed his bail on the terms that he not apply for any working with children card, and no unsupervised access to a child under 16.

“You must stick to your bail by the letter as one charge is indictable,” she said.

He did not enter a plea and will reappear for a police committal mention on October 5.