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Man to front court as first charged with new child abuse offence

“The AFP and Victoria Police are working with domestic and international partners to identify people involved in this vile behaviour and bring some sense of justice to its vulnerable victims,”  said AFP Detective Superintendent Jayne Crossling.

“This arrest should serve as another warning to the community: if you are thinking about accessing or sharing child exploitation material, you will be caught eventually.”

It comes as Attorney-General Christian Porter seeks to introduce harsher penalties for the sexual exploitation of children, including mandatory minimum sentences for the most serious offences.

The Crimes Legislation Amendment Bill for child sexual abuse crimes, which is currently before the lower house, would also increase maximum penalties, prevent courts from reducing sentences on the basis of ‘good character’, and mandate offenders access appropriate rehabilitation.

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