Coffs man to be sentenced on child porn charges

A FEDERAL police investigation into the alleged distribution of online child pornography led to the arrest of a Coffs Harbour man, who is now before the court facing sentence. 

Phillip John Caesar, 57, has been committed on 12 charges including possession of child abuse material, use a carriage service to access child pornography and import items of child pornography. 

An AFP investigation allegedly traced a computer IP address linked to images of child pornography to a Coffs Harbour residence. 

It's alleged a laptop and hard drive seized during a raid on a home on July 25 belonged to Caesar and were found to contain explicit material.

Officers, who executed the search warrant were told Caesar was working in Malaysia at the time and he was subsequently arrested in August. 

Evidence in the case alleges he used a file sharing program to access the images.

Granted bail on strict conditions, Caesar is required to report to Coffs Harbour Police three times a week, is prohibited from using the internet and has been forced to surrender his passport. 

He is due to appear in the Coffs Harbour District Court for sentence on April 8. 

Topics:  australian federal police child pornography coffs harbour

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