Two men charged with distributing child and animal abuse material
Two men have been charged with child abuse, animal cruelty and bestiality offences in the NSW Riverina region.
The men, aged 61 and 76, were arrested in Leeton today accused of distributing abuse material in the area.
When police searched a home, also in Leeton, officer seized electronic devices, which will undergo further examination.
Investigators also seized a dog which was taken into the care of RSPCA NSW.
The 61-year-old man was charged with three counts of disseminate child abuse material, animal cruelty, and bestiality.
The 76-year-old man was charged with three counts of disseminate child abuse material, two counts of possess child abuse material, and bestiality.
It will be alleged in court the men were involved in the online distribution of child abuse and bestiality material.
It will be further alleged the dog had been subjected to animal abuse.
Their arrests came as part of an investigation was launched earlier this year by detectives from Murrumbidgee Police District.
They were looking into the alleged production and dissemination of child abuse material in the Leeton area.
The pair were refused bail to appear in Griffith Local Court today. Investigations are continuing.