Man charged with being an accessory after the fact to child sex offending

Charged

An 18-year-old man from Dunlop will face the ACT Children’s Court today charged with being accessory after the fact to child sex offending.  

In May this year, a 19-year-old McKellar man was charged with an act of indecency against a 14-year-old girl and supplying her with cannabis.   

Following further investigations into this matter, police allege that following the incident, the 18-year-old man contacted a child witness to the matter and offered the child $500 to provide a false statement to police. 

Police arrested the 18-year-old man in Taylor yesterday. He has been charged with one count of accessory after the fact.  

Police believe there may be other victims who have had interactions with these men. Any victims are urged to contact police on 131 444 and reference PROMIS case number 7083622.  

If you or someone you know has been the victim of sexual violence, please contact ACT Policing as soon as possible on 131 444, by attending a Police Station or reporting historical matters online. 

Please note: the 18-year-old man is alleged to have committed the offence for which he is now before the court earlier this year when he was still a minor, and as such is facing the Children’s Court.  

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