Canberra man charged with child incest in 18 other child abuse crimes

A Canberra man faces a series of child abuse charges after a months-long police investigation, one of which was incest against a child under 10.

A Canberra man has been charged with a range of child abuse crimes, including incest against a child under 10.

The ACT Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team began an investigation in February after the Australian Center to Counter Child Exploitation briefed them on alleged peer-to-peer sharing of child abuse material.

This led authorities to execute a search warrant at a home in Palmerston after a month-long search.

Two personal computers and an external hard drive were seized.

Police claim the devices contain thousands of videos and images.

The man, 35, was initially charged with two counts of possession of child abuse material, but further investigation of the seized material led to more charges.

The 19 child abuse charges the man faces include: six counts of a sex act with a child under 10, six counts of using a child to produce child exploitation material, five counts of intercourse with a child under 10, one count of possession of child exploitation material and a count of incest with a child under 10.

He will appear before the ACT Magistrates Court on Thursday.

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