Man, 43, is charged with raping two girls under the age of 12 and sharing images of the abuse online
- A Queensland man has been charged with the raping two girls under age of 12
- The 43-year-old allegedly shared material online following the abuse
- He was arrested on Saturday after police searched his home
A Queensland man has been charged with the rape and exploitation of two girls under 12.
The 43-year-old is in custody and is expected to front court in July after allegedly distributing child exploitation material online of the abuse of the two children.
The man has been charged with multiple counts of rape, indecent treatment of a child under 16 and making and distributing child exploitation material.
A Queensland man has been charged with the rape and exploitation of two girls under 12 (file picture)
He was arrested on Saturday after police searched his home where they allegedly seized evidence.
The man was identified by the Argos Victim Identification team from Queensland Police.
Police allege the offending happened over a significant period of time and further charges are expected.
The supervision of children is critical during the COVID-19 pandemic because of increased numbers of children going online, police say.
‘We want parents and carers to be vigilant to the dangers facing their children online, as supervision is key to prevention, as is ongoing communication with children about how to stay safe online,’ Detective Superintendent Denzil Clark from the Child Abuse and Sexual Crimes Group said on Wednesday.
‘Now is the time for parents and carers to be considering where in the house their children are allowed to use internet-connected devices and to speak with children about risky behaviours, including the dangers of having online ‘friends’ they have never met face-to-face.’
The accused is expected to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on July 13.