Man charged by child exploitation operations squad

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A man has been charged after child exploitation operations detectives executed a search warrant at a Two Rocks home.

A TWO Rocks man was due in Perth Magistrates Court this week following an investigation by the child exploitation operations squad.

WA Police said child exploitation operations detectives executed a search warrant at the man’s Two Rocks home where they seized 11 electronic devices allegedly belonging to the man.

Police allege a preliminary digital forensic examination was conducted on the devices at the home and numerous files were found containing child exploitation material and bestiality.

A WA Police spokeswoman said further review of digital files identified alleged covert recordings of women using a toilet, which occurred while the man was working as a security person in regional WA.

While executing the search warrant, detectives also seized various controlled and prohibited weapons including nunchakus and throwing knives, drugs and drug paraphernalia.

The 49-year-old man has been charged with eight counts of indecent acts in public, eight counts of unlawfully installing an optical surveillance device, two counts of possessing child exploitation material, two counts of possessing a controlled weapon and two counts of possessing or copying an indecent or obscene article.

He was also charged with one count of possessing a prohibited weapon, one count of possessing a prohibited drug (cannabis), one count of possessing any drug paraphernalia in or on which there was a prohibited drug or plant.

He was due to appear before the Perth Magistrates Court on Wednesday, November 22.

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