Jolimont man (57) facing more than 300 child sex exploitation charges

Jolimont man (57) facing more than 300 child sex exploitation charges

A JOLIMONT man (57) faces more than 300 child sex exploitation charges when he appears at Perth Magistrates Court.

A joint WA-Federal police investigation led to the charges and a WA Police spokesman said they followed detectives searching the man’s Jolimont home and seizing electronic devices on April 13.

“It will be alleged analysis of these seized items resulted in over 26,000 videos and images of child exploitation material and obscene material being identified,” the spokesman said.

The man was charged with 214 counts of indecently recording a child under 13, 94 counts of indecent dealing with a child under 13 and two counts of sexual penetration of a child under 13.

He also faces one charge each of possessing child exploitation material and possessing obscene material.

Australian Federal Police Commander Lesa Gale said parents and carers should have age-appropriate talks with their children about personal safety and situations that make them feel uncomfortable.

“Make them aware that unwanted touching by anyone, family, friends or strangers is not OK, and they have the right to say ‘No’, because protecting children from sexual exploitation is a whole of community responsibility,” Cmdr Gale said.

Concerns about child exploitation should be reported to 1800 333 000, and information about cyber safety is at www.thinkuknow.org.au.