35,000 child porn pictures, 800 videos found in Oz man's house

Sydney:  A man linked to the Australian Federal Police has been arrested after more than 35,000 child pornography images and 800 videos were allegedly found at his Sydney home, police said today.

Officers raided the house yesterday, acting on information from the federal police, and seized computer equipment and hard drives.

They also allegedly found Australian Federal Police uniforms, batons and handcuffs.

The 49-year-old was subsequently charged with disseminating child pornography, possessing child pornography, possessing a prohibited weapon and possessing ammunition without a licence.

Superintendent Greg Rolph said police were still trawling through the material and efforts were being made to identify the children allegedly depicted in the photos and videos.

Police would not say what the man's current occupation was, but added he previously held positions of authority that allegedly allowed him contact with "emotionally and physically vulnerable children".

Story First Published: December 02, 2011 15:04 IST

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