Six Children Rescued After Child Exploitation Ring Dismantled
Queensland Police have busted a massive paedophile ring which was found to be functioning across several states.
During operation Amigua, police managed to save six children all under the age of 10-years-old.
Queensland Police have charged seven people with a total of 44 child sex offences after executing six separate warrants.
One of the people set to face court for child sex offences is a Brisbane man who has been charged with 17 offences including indecent treatment of a child, grooming a child’s parent or carer and possessing child exploitation material.
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A 26-year-old woman from North Lakes and a 29-year-old woman from Airlie Beach have been charged with making and distributing child exploitation material and indecent treatment of a child.
Police have also charged a 44-year-old Hendra woman with drug offences.
Detective Inspector John Mison said the investigation relied on assistance from a number of investigative teams from around the country.
“An organised network of child sexual abusers has been dismantled through a series of complex investigative strategies which has resulted in six children being rescued,” he said.
“This extensive investigation relied on assistance from other investigative units within Queensland and throughout the country, with the network stretching from Central Queensland to the southern states.
“We will continue to work on identifying these types of networks, rescuing children at risk of this offending and taking action against criminals involved in committing these types of heinous offences.”
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