Two men in the Riverina have been charged with the distribution of child abuse and bestiality material.
Earlier this year, detectives from Murrumbidgee Police District started an investigation after receiving tip-offs relating to the alleged production and dissemination of child abuse material in Leeton.
On Thursday morning, two men, aged 61 and 76, were arrested and taken to Leeton Police Station.
A short time later, a search warrant was executed at a home, where police seized electronic devices, which will undergo further examination.
Investigators also seized a dog which was taken into the care of RSPCA NSW.
The 61-year-old man was charged with three counts of disseminating child abuse material, animal cruelty, and bestiality.
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It will be alleged in court that the men were involved in the online distribution of child abuse and bestiality material.
It will be further alleged that the dog seized at the home had been subjected to animal abuse.
The pair were refused bail at Griffith Local Court. Both return to court on May 19.
Investigations are continuing.
Anyone with information about suspected child abuse is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.
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