Rockingham: police claim man had 20,000 child exploitation images

Rockingham: police claim man had 20,000 child exploitation images

A 40-year-old man will appear before Rockingham Magistrates Court today after police found an iPad with 20,000 child exploitation images.

As a result of an ongoing inquiry into possession of child exploitation material, police searched a house in the Mandurah Police District on November 22.

During the search it is alleged police found and seized child exploitation material, drug items, ammunition, a bulletproof vest, prohibited weapons and various electronic storage devices.

It is also alleged an iPad seized during the search was owned by the man and contained more than 20,000 child exploitation images.

He was charged with possession of child exploitation material, possession of bulletproof clothing, possessing unlicensed firearm/ammunition, carrying or possessing a prohibited weapon and failing to comply with reporting obligations.

Police claim analysis of the devices seized on November 22 located further child exploitation material images and the man was subsequently charged on December 14 with 20 counts of distributing child exploitation material, 15 counts of failing to comply with reporting obligations and possessing child exploitation material.