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Child abuse material charges


A southern Tasmanian man has faced court charged with uploading child abuse material to multiple social media platforms.

A joint state and federal police operation acting on a tip-off from US authorities raided a New Norfolk home on Friday. 

A 25-year-old local man was arrested after police allegedly found explicit material on electronic devices. 

He fronted the Magistrates Court in Hobart the same day.

He's accused of encouraging an overseas man to commit offences against a child on the social media platform Kik.

The other suspect has also been arrested by a partner agency. 

AFP Detective Sergeant Nick Gibson said the investigation highlighted that the AFP and its international counterparts continue to work closely to tackle the rising global issue of child exploitation.

“No one country can combat this borderless crime alone. This is why our international partnerships are crucial for law enforcement to not only identify the individuals and groups producing and sharing this abhorrent material, but to remove vulnerable children from harm,” he said.