How US pedophile hunters tipped off Australian police to sick bestiality and sex den where 19 puppies were rescued

The seized mobile phone revealed files allegedly containing child abuse material, highly explicit conversations about abusing children

How US pedophile hunters tipped off Australian police to sick bestiality and sex den where 19 puppies were rescued
With the assistance of RSPCA NSW investigators, 19 dogs kept in allegedly cruel conditions were removed from the property (Photo: Australian Federal Police/ Facebook)
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HEBERSHAM, AUSTRALIA: A man in Sydney's west has been charged with multiple counts of child abuse and bestiality after police in Australia received a tipoff from an American team tasked with tracking down alleged pedophiles. The Australian Federal Police-led Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation began investigating the man in April after receiving a report from the US National Center for Missing and Exploited Children about a user uploading child abuse material to a Google site. On Tuesday, August 16, the 40-year-old man was arrested after investigators executed a search warrant at his Hebersham home and seized a mobile phone.

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According to the statement, a preliminary review of the device revealed files allegedly containing child abuse material, highly explicit conversations about abusing children, and bestiality material, which police allege was produced by the man. With the assistance of RSPCA NSW investigators, 19 dogs kept in allegedly cruel conditions were also removed from the property. On Wednesday, the man is expected to appear in Mount Druitt Local Court. 

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The Australian Federal Police warned the public to report any instances of child abuse immediately by making the statement available on their social media platform. The statement reads, "Members of the public who have information about people involved in child abuse and exploitation are urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or report online. If you know abuse is happening right now or a child is at risk, call the police immediately on triple-0." 

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In the statement shared by AFP, Detective Sergeant Navi Pandher stated this arrest is another reminder of the widespread presence of online child abuse. "The AFP and its partners will continue to stay a step ahead of this vile industry to ensure those preying on children face the full force of the law,"  Pandher said.

The man faces two counts of possessing or controlling child abuse material obtained or accessed using a carriage service, three counts of using a carriage service to transmit, make available, publish, distribute or promote child abuse material and one count of engaging in an act of bestiality. The maximum penalty for each of these offenses is 15, 15, and 14 years imprisonment respectively.

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Disclaimer : This is based on sources and we have been unable to verify this information independently.

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