Anita , Australia , 8 Oct : A 58-year-old Cairns man will appear in Cairns Magistrates Court today charged with possessing child abuse material.
Following a referral from Interpol, Australian Federal Police officers executed a search warrant on the man’s residence on 7 October 2010, where officers found a quantity of child abuse images and videos.
The man was charged with the following offences:
* Using a carriage service to access child pornography material contrary to section 474.19 (1)(a)(i) of the Criminal Code Act 1995. The maximum penalty for this offence is 15 years imprisonment.
* Possessing child exploitation material contrary to section 228D Criminal Code Act 1899 (QLD). The maximum penalty for this office is 5 years imprisonment.