Police officer to be extradited from QLD for accessing child abuse material

Professional Standards Command investigators, with the assistance of Queensland Police, have charged a sergeant from Transit and Public Safety Command following an internal investigation.

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Professional Standards Command investigators, with the assistance of Queensland Police, have charged a sergeant from Transit and Public Safety Command following an internal investigation.

The Victoria Police male officer was initially charged in June with one count of sexual activity in the presence of a child under 16 and three counts of accessing child abuse material.

The unnamed 42-year-old was arrested in Townsville, Queensland on August 9 and charged with a further 78 offences including two counts of rape, 30 counts of producing child abuse material and 38 counts of possessing child abuse material.

The charges relate to alleged offences that occurred between August 2014 and May 2023 in Victoria while off duty.

He appeared before the Townsville Magistrates Court this afternoon, where investigators sought his extradition to Victoria. The outcome is unknown.

Alex Crowe, reporting for The Age confirmed: ” … the sergeant had been suspended without pay since April 2023.”

Victoria Police has been contacted for comment.

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