‘Abhorrent video’ found on tourist’s phone
AN Indian tourist was denied entry to Australia after a video of a child being physically abused was allegedly found on his mobile phone.
Australian Border Force officers questioned the 45-year-old man, who was holding a Tourist Visa, when he arrived at Perth International Airport via Malaysia on Thursday.
The man was held at the Perth Immigration Detention Centre until his removal from the country on Sunday morning.
ABF Regional Commander for Western Australia, Rod O’Donnell, said ABF officers were committed to preventing the importation of abhorrent material across our borders and into the Australian community.
“Although the video wasn’t of a sexual nature it did show a child being physically assaulted,” he said in a statement.
“Visitors to Australia need to be aware that imagery depicting any form of child exploitation is not permitted to be brought into Australia.”
“There are significant penalties and consequences for the importation of abhorrent material, and in particular child exploitation material, and anyone caught engaging in this behaviour risks forfeiting their right to be here.”
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