A man has been charged after allegedly producing and disseminating child abuse material.
Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse Squad commenced an investigation into the production and dissemination of indecent photos of a 15-year-old girl earlier this year.
Following extensive inquiries, detectives executed a search warrant at a home in Glenmore Park about 7.20am yesterday.
During the search, police located and seized computers, hard drives, and cameras, which will undergo forensic examination.
A 55-year-old man was arrested at the location and taken to Penrith Police Station where he was subsequently charged with ‘incite act of indecency’, ‘production of child abuse material’, and two counts of ‘dissemination of child abuse material’.
He was refused bail and appeared at Penrith Local Court; where he was granted conditional bail and is due to reappear at the same court on Friday, September 23.
Inquiries are continuing.
The Child Abuse Squad is comprised of detectives who are specially trained to investigate crimes against children, including sexual assault, physical abuse and serious cases of neglect.
Anyone with concerns about suspected child abuse or exploitation should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.