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Man charged by police after allegedly photographing girls at Towradgi

A MAN has been charged after allegedly taking photographs of girls at Towradgi and Wollongong.

Police were called to Wollongong Harbour about 3pm on Tuesday, January 26, following reports a man was photographing girls as they were swimming.

Wollongong police attended and spoke with a 52-year-old man, who had been apprehended by members of the public. The man’s phone was seized for forensic examination.

Following inquiries, the man was arrested and taken to Wollongong Police Station. His Coniston home was searched a short time later and items of interest seized for forensic examination.

The man was charged with nine counts of possess/produce child abuse material. Police will allege in court that the man’s phone contained images of girls – aged between 11 and 14 – taken in the Wollongong and Towradgi areas between December 2020 and January 2021. He is currently before the courts.


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About Mick Roberts

A journalist, writer and 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 Australia 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 writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed 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 Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.

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