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Man Charged With Child Sex Offences Allegedly Linked To ‘Love Zone’ Child Abuse Site

A childcare worker who has been charged with 1,623 child sex offences has been accused of allegedly producing content for the child abuse website The Love Zone. 

Police on Tuesday charged a 45-year-old Gold Coast childcare worker with 1,623 child abuse offences which includes 110 counts of sexual intercourse with a child under 10 and 136 counts of rape. 

According to police, the man is alleged to have abused at least 91 girls including 87 children in Australia and four overseas between 2007 and 2022. 

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It has been revealed that the Gold Coast man is a former childcare worker who was employed at 10 childcare centres in Brisbane, one in Sydney and at least one more overseas. 

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The man’s arrest follows a lengthy investigation by the Australian Federal Police, the Queensland Police Service and the NSW Police Force. 

The man has now been accused by police of contributing material to the global paedophile network The Love Zone. 

Since the man’s arrest on Tuesday, questions have been raised as to how he was able to retain his blue card, authorising him to work with children despite reports to police being made about him in 2021. 

Queensland Attorney-General Yvette D’Ath has since established an investigation into the man’s ability to continue working with children. 

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