Man charged with possession of child abuse and bestiality material - Lake Illawarra

Tuesday, 21 November 2023 04:34:58 PM

An 80-year-old man has been charged with allegedly possessing child abuse and bestiality material.

Police will allege between March and August 23, 2023, the 80-year-old man downloaded approximately 2600 files of child abuse and bestiality material.

Last month, just before 8.30am (Thursday 9 October 2023), investigators executed a search warrant at a home in Cordeaux Heights and seized several electronic devices, including one desktop computer capable of storing 8.5 years’ worth of continuous high-definition video recordings.

During the initial examination, investigators allegedly discovered 449 child abuse videos and 1,080 Bestiality videos.

Around 11.45am yesterday (Monday 20 November), the 80-year-old man was arrested and taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station.

He’s been charged with 12 counts of possess child abuse material and 7 counts of Possess Bestiality Material.

He was refused bail to appear in Wollongong Local Court today (Tuesday 21 November 2023).

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.