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SA man in court over child abuse material

A South Australian man has been charged with possessing child abuse material after Canadian authorities intercepted images and sexualised chat between the 36-year-old and a person overseas.

Australian Federal Police launched an investigation after receiving a report from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police earlier this year.

The report alleged an Australian-based user of an online forum received 12 files containing child abuse material and had engaged in sexualised roleplay chat.

The matter was referred to the South Australia Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team who searched the man’s home in the state’s southeast, allegedly finding a large amount of child abuse material on electronic devices.

The man was subsequently charged with multiple counts of possessing child exploitation material.

He is due to appear in Millicent Magistrates Court on Friday.

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