A 65-year-old Amaroo man has been charged with possessing child abuse material following a police operation on Tuesday.
In October 2022, members of the ACT Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (JACET) began investigating a series of IP addresses associated with downloading child abuse materials.
After months of investigation, JACET officers executed a search warrant at an Amaroo residence where officers found DVDs, USBs, laptops, external hard drives and a computer containing up to 500,000 child abuse files.
Some of these items were hidden throughout the residence.
The man was subsequently arrested and has been charged with possessing child abuse material. Bail will be opposed.
Several items were seized and are yet to be fully examined.
Conviction of the existing charges is punishable by a maximum term of imprisonment of 15 years.