Broome man charged with string of child sex offences

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The 44-year-old was charged with more than 100 child sex offences.
Camera IconThe 44-year-old was charged with more than 100 child sex offences. Credit: Pilbara News

A Broome man has been charged with more than 100 child sex offences.

Kimberley Joint Response Team detectives charged a 44-year-old man after their investigation into allegations of child sex abuse and exploitation.

It is alleged that between October 2016 and December last year, the man sexually assaulted a boy and girl, who were both nine-years-old at the time of the first offence.

It will also be alleged the man indecently recorded them.

During the execution of a search warrant at the man’s home, numerous electronic storage devices were located and seized. It is alleged these storage devices belonged to the man and preliminary assessment of these storage devices identified images of child exploitation material.

The man has been charged with 77 counts of indecent recording of a child under 13 years, 14 counts of indecent dealing of a child under 13 years, nine counts of procured a child under 13 years to do an indecent act, two counts of persistent sexual conduct with a child under 16 years and one count of sexual penetration of a child under 13 years of age.

The investigation continues as detectives analyse the information obtained from the seized storage devices.

He is due to appear before Broome Magistrates Court on May 14.

Detectives urge anyone with information regarding the matter to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or make an online report at www.crimestopperswa.com.au. Callers may remain anonymous.

If you are, or have been, a victim of sexual abuse, or have information about someone being abused, contact police on 131 444.

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