Primary school teacher charged over child porn

A PRIMARY school teacher who lives at Ningi has been charged after allegedly being found in possession of more than 7000 child exploitation images and videos.

Crime and Corruption Commission (CCC) detectives and investigators charged the 43-year-old man after executing a search warrant at his property last night.

The CCC was assisted by the Queensland Police Service's Caboolture Child Protection Investigation Unit (CPIU).

Investigators seized a laptop and located a storage device, which had allegedly been hidden.

The CCC will allege they contained more than 7000 encrypted child exploitation images and videos.

The man was arrested and taken to the Caboolture Watch House where he was charged with two counts of possessing child exploitation material, and one count of using a carriage service to access child pornography material.

The man is a teacher at a primary school north of Brisbane and is also a member of extra-curricular groups involving children. The CCC has notified the Department of Education and Training.

The man was granted watch house bail on the condition he not have any unsupervised contact with children.

He is scheduled to appear in the Caboolture Magistrates Court on July 23.



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