Child sex charges, Cairns

November 15, 2022 5:10 am in by


There has been further arrests, as part of an ongoing investigation into child exploitation in Cairns.

Authorities have arrested four people in the past week, accused of child sex offences and supplying minors with dangerous drugs.

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It will be alleged the young girls, were groomed, indecently assaulted, and supplied with dangerous drugs including methylamphetamine and cannabis.

To date, detectives have charged 10 men and one woman with a total of 245 charges as part of Operation Uniform Kalahari.

Anyone with information or who believes they or someone they know may have been impacted to come forward as investigations remain ongoing.

Detective Senior Sergeant Michael Gooiker says protecting vulnerable young people is the top priority for the Queensland Police Service.

“We continue to investigate all reports of offences against children, and arrest and charge alleged offenders within the full force of the law.

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“Of most concern, we have identified 48 child victims to date.

“These children have shown immense bravery, to speak up and report to police, which ultimately allows us to track down offenders and prosecute them.

“We encourage anyone with information to come forward and speak to our specialist officers.”


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