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Alleged child abuse network dismantled

July 6, 2023 6:37 am in by
Credit: QPS

A Jubilee Pocket woman is among seven people charged with a combined 44 child sex offences as part of extensive investigation, Operation Uniform Amigua.

Officers from the Gateway Child Protection and Investigation Unit (CPIU) including the Whitsunday Criminal Investigation Branch (CIB) executed six search warrants across Queensland and other jurisdictions from December 2022.

The 29-year-old woman has been charged with indecent treatment of a child and being involved in making and distributing child exploitation material.

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As a result of this operation, six children under the age of 10 from Queensland and other jurisdictions are now safe.

Gateway Crime Group Detective Inspector John Mison says the successful operation was largely due to the fantastic collaboration with interstate counterparts.

“An organised network of child sexual abusers has been dismantled through a series of complex investigative strategies which has resulted in six children being rescued,” Detective Inpsector Mison says.

“This extensive investigation relied on assistance from other investigative units within Queensland and throughout the country with the network stretching from Central Queensland to the southern states.”

“We will continue to work on identifying these types of networks, rescuing children at risk of this offending and taking action against criminals involved in committing these types of heinous offences.”

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