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Man charged with possessing child abuse material

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A joint Tasmania-Federal Police operation has seen an Ulverstone man charged with accessing and possessing child abuse material.

The charges arose after police searched the 27-year-old's home yesterday, seizing a laptop and a mobile phone for forensic analysis.

He allegedly uploaded and shared child abuse material to social media groups online.

AFP Detective Sergeant Aaron Hardcastle said the AFP and its JACET partner Tasmania Police remain committed to identifying, targeting and prosecuting those seeking to harm children.

“Today’s arrest is another example of our tireless efforts to protect our community’s most vulnerable – our children,” he said.

“The Tasmania JACET will continue to work together to stamp out this abhorrent and vile industry. Make no mistake, the Tasmania JACET will spare no resource to track down and prosecute those who seek to bring harm to any child.”

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