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Ex Scout leader to stand trial over alleged child sex claims

Former Ipswich Scouts Cub leader Brock Dittman, 31, will face trial this year over 129 child sex allegations.
Former Ipswich Scouts Cub leader Brock Dittman, 31, will face trial this year over 129 child sex allegations. Damian Dunlop

A FORMER Ipswich Scout leader facing a slew of child sex offences has been committed to stand trial.

Brock Emil Dittman, 31, was initially charged on April 19, 2015 with 26 child exploitation offences including the indecent treatment of a child.

But on October 16 he was charged with an additional 103 child sex offences following a covert Crime and Corruption Commission investigation.

CCC investigators and Ipswich Child Protection Investigation Unit officers raided his then West Ipswich where they seized cameras, computer equipment and electronic storage devices.

A forensic examination of the seized items found further evidence of alleged additional child exploitation offences resulting in the additional charges.

The alleged offences occurred between May 2011 and April 2015 when he was the cub leader of the Queens Park Scout Group.

During this time he was responsible for children aged between 8 and 11-years-old.

Mr Dittman was granted bail when he last appeared in Ipswich Magistrates Court in October, 2015 albeit under strict conditions.

One of those conditions included he live at an approved address in Ripley - located about 10km south of Ipswich.

Scouts Queensland said in a statement last year Mr Dittman had been immediately suspended when police first informed them of the charges.

The organisation said it had a zero tolerance policy towards abuse and had been disturbed and saddened at hearing about the allegations.

A trial date in the Ipswich District Court has no yet been set.

BROCK EMIL DITTMAN'S ALLEGED CRIMES

  • 103 x using a carriage service to make available child pornography material.                                                                  
  • 14 x making child exploitation material.
  • 7 x indecent treatment of a child under 16.
  • 3 x possessing child exploitation materials.
  • 1 x using carriage service to access child pornography material.
  • 1 x aggravated networking.
     

Topics:  court, crime, editors picks, ipswich, ripley, scouts queensland, sex offence




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