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Balgownie man charged over child abuse

A MAN has been charged after child abuse material was seized from a Balgownie home.
Following inquiries, and information received, Wollongong detectives searched a home on Chalmers Street on Monday.
Investigators seized a number of electronic items from the home. It’s alleged that child abuse material was found during forensic examination of the seized items. Following further inquiries, a 51-year-old man was arrested at Wollongong Police Station about 9am on Friday. He was charged with four counts possessing child abuse material and committing an act of indecency with child under 16. He was given conditional bail to appear at Port Kembla Local Court on October 7.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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