Australian police arrest 14 people for online child abuse

The Australian Federal Police (AFP; have arrested 14 men in New South Wales, Queensland, and Western Australia for creating and distributing child sexual abuse material (CSAM) online. They were booked under 828 charges. So far, the AFP have identified 46 Australian sexual abuse victims aged between 16 months to 15 years.

The investigations which began in February after the AFP’s Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation (ACCE) was tipped by its US counterpart, unravelling links to offenders across the globe: Europe, Asia, USA, Canada, and New Zealand.