Greek in Queensland charged with child pornography alleged offences

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A 34-year-old Cairns resident, who is a Greek national on a working visa, has been arrested and charged with child exploitation offences.

Authorities proceeded with the arrest at the Far North Queensland city on Thursday, 8 July as part of a joint law enforcement investigation.

The arrest was led by the specialised unit Cairns Joint Anti-Child Exploitation Team (JACET), including detectives from the Child Protection and Investigation Unit and Australian Federal Police.

The man, 34, has been charged with two counts of possessing child exploitation material and one count each of use a carriage service to transmit child abuse material, shipped child abuse material to himself by using a carriage service, and possession of drug utensils.

He is reportedly a Greek national living for a while in Cairns on a working visa.

Media outlets report that he is believed to be a hospitality worker.

The man was granted bail to appear at the Cairns Magistrates Court on July 23.