A serving NT Police officer in Alice Springs has been arrested and is facing multiple charges relating to child abuse material, including possessing files and grooming another person “to make it easier to procure” minors.
The 34-year-old male officer is set to appear at the Alice Springs Local Court today to face three counts of possession of child abuse material obtained or access using a carriage service and three counts of using a carriage service to transmit abuse material.
He is also charged with two counts of using a carriage service to solicit child abuse material and one count of using a carriage service to groom another person “to make it easier to procure persons under 16 years of age”.
The police provided no details of the circumstances surrounding the alleged offences.
In a statement, the NT Police on Monday said the matter is under investigation by the Professional Standards Command.
It’s also understood the ICAC and the NT Ombudsman were notified of the matter.
“As the matter is now before the courts, no further information will be provided,” it said.
“This information is provided in accordance with the NT Police Transparency Guidelines.”
The police did not mention if the officer has been suspended or terminated.
They also did not mention if the Australian Federal Police made the arrest.