DETECTIVES in Colac have arrested a man after raiding his Melbourne home to seize computers and hard drives.
The officers are part of the recently-formed Taskforce Astraea set up to address an increase in online child exploitation, with a focus on people who groom and procure children through the internet for sexual purposes.
On Wednesday, detectives executed a search warrant at the 53-year-old man’s home around 7.30am and then arrested him in Colac around 11am.
He was released pending further enquiries.
Taskforce Astraea investigators have urged anyone who can assist police in their efforts to tackle online child exploitation to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or visit the website at www.crimestoppers.com.au