A 21-year-old Alexandra man who allegedly downloaded child
pornography and used file-sharing so others could also view
it has been arrested and is facing six charges.
Senior Constable Chris Blackford said the ''level of
offensiveness is at the high end'', according to the
detective in Queenstown dealing with the case.
Queenstown police were alerted to the alleged activity by
Online Child Exploitation Across New Zealand (Oceanz).
Oceanz is a specialist team within the New Zealand Police
working as part of a Virtual Global Taskforce.
Detective Matt Jones, of Queenstown, said the offensive
material was identified as coming from an IP address on
Frankton Rd and the alleged offender was interviewed a couple
of months ago. A search warrant was
executed and Snr Const Blackford said the man had since moved
back to Alexandra after living in Queenstown last year.
The man, who was arrested on Wednesday morning in Queenstown,
is alleged to have downloaded sexually explicit still images
and movies of young boys.
Snr Const Blackford said it was alleged others were able to
view the objectionable material through peer-to-peer
Det Jones said the man was expected to appear in front of a
registrar in the Queenstown District Court on Monday and
would be bailed to appear in front of a judge on March 10.