Two western Sydney men have been charged with online child abuse offences and face possible jail time.
An investigation began in June this year after a report was sent to the AFP Eastern Command Child Protections Operation team into an online user allegedly accessing and sharing abusive material.
It led to officers searching a home in the Campbelltown area on Thursday where multiple electronic devices, including mobile phones and laptops, were seized.
The two men, both aged 24 who live at the address, were charged with possessing child abuse material and using a carriage service to transmit, make available, publish, distribute, advertise or promote material.
They are due to appear in the Campbelltown Local Court on Friday, and each face a maximum penalty of 15 years imprisonment for each offence.
AFP Child Protection Operations detective Sergeant Joel Wheeler said each image accessed or shared online showed a disregard to the emotional and physical harm every victim of online child abuse experienced.
“The term ‘consent’ is not – in any shape or form – possible within this abhorrent industry. The children forced into these unimaginable situations are continually re-victimised through every access and share,” he said.