Fifteen people charged with 45 child abuse offences in two-state crackdown

Fifteen people have been arrested and a man extradited following police investigations into child exploitation and abuse across Queensland and the Northern Territory.

Between January and March this year, investigators from Queensland and the Northern Territory arrested 15 people over a total of 45 charges as part of an operation targeting online predators trying to procure children through internet chat lines.

Police have warned any adult who wants to prey on children online “you may not be talking to a vulnerable child”.Credit:Rob Homer

The group, aged between 21 and 52 years of age, were charged with a range of child abuse offences, including indecent dealing with a child under 10.

Other charges included using the internet to procure…

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