Sale man arrested over child abuse material

DETECTIVES from the Sale Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team have arrested a man as part of an investigation into the possession of child abuse material.

A warrant was executed at a property in Sale Thursday morning and a 78-year-old man was arrested.

Police seized numerous electronic devices and allegedly found electronically stored child abuse material.

The 78-year-old was interviewed and charged with possess child abuse material and will appear at Sale Magistrates’ Court on March 23, 2021.

Anyone with any information about online offending has been asked to phoneCrime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report online.

Offences for the possession, distribution and access of child abuse carry penalties of up to 10 years imprisonment in Victoria.

Victoria Police will continue to work with other state and federal law enforcement agencies, both in Australia and across the world, to ensure we are continuing to improve our response to this type of crime.