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Belmont man, 57, charged with sharing child abuse material on social media

A 57-year-old man is due in court on Friday charged with distributing child abuse material online.

Police will allege that between October and November this year the man was in possession of and distributed child exploitation material via social media applications.

Last month detectives executed a search of the man’s Belmont home where they located and seized various mobile phones and electronic devices belonging to the man.

It is alleged child exploitation material was identified on some of the devices.

The 57-year-old was due to appear before the Perth Magistrate’s Court on Friday charged with six counts of distribute child exploitation material and one count of possession of child exploitation material.

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