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Three men arrested over shocking child exploitation charges in Geelong

Macquarie National News

Three men have been arrested in Geelong over a suspected child exploitation ring.

The arrests, which were executed early yesterday, were the culmination of a two-month investigation called Operation Epicycle.

All three men — aged 59, 52 and 45 — have been remanded in custody on serious charges over their alleged exploitation of vulnerable youth.

They are all accused of supply drugs to children.

The 59-year-old, from Geelong, is accused of committing indecent acts with children under 16 and well as unlawful imprisonment, among other charges.

The 52-year-old, from Herne Hill, was also charged unlawful imprisonment, two counts of recruiting a child to engage in criminal activity and two counts of possessing drug of dependence.

Both men have been remanded to appear at Geelong Magistrates’ Court on October 5.

The 45-year-old, from Winchelsea, was charged with three counts of trafficking a drug of dependence to a child, supplying a drug of dependence to a child, and committing an indictable offence whilst on bail.

He has been remanded to appear at Geelong Magistrates’ Court on August 22.

Macquarie National News
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