A disability carer accused of having child abuse material, including torture images, on a storage device has been slapped with seven more charges in court this week.
Wollongong resident Thomas Malcolm Anderson, 32, was arrested in September and has since pleaded guilty to one count of possessing child abuse material.
This week, the Director of Public Prosecutions laid additional charges of three counts of disseminate child abuse material, possess child abuse material using carriage service, possess child abuse material, use a carriage service to solicit child abuse material and use a carriage service to access child pornography.
"The nature of the material viewed to date is very disturbing and graphic in content," police documents said.
"There is a sexual preference of males, male boys and bondage/torture is very evident."
Agreed police facts tendered to court said officers started investigating Anderson on July 22 after they suspected him of viewing and uploading child abuse material.
On the morning of September 23, Wollongong detectives executed a search warrant at Anderson's home where he quickly placed a data storage device down the front of his pants before police entered the premises.
Once officers were inside, Anderson was asked whether there was any child abuse material he wished to declare at which time he confessed to concealing the device.
He allegedly told officers the device contained child abuse material and he claimed he was the only one who had accessed it, saying "it's just mine".
Police also seized laptops, other storage devices and Anderson's mobile phone.
Upon opening the device, police found images that allegedly constitute child abuse material, at which time Anderson was arrested and taken to Wollongong Police Station where he declined to be interviewed.
The device allegedly contained images of multiple different children aged from as young as 4 up to 16, who were performing sex acts or were in sexualised positions.
One of the videos was titled "family festival" while another folder was titled "punishment" and allegedly included sexualised torture and bondage of children aged under 10.
"These images are very graphic in that they show children have been injured," the police document said.
The exact number of images Anderson is accused of possessing was not disclosed.
He cares for an adult client and his employer told police he was not in contact with children.
When Anderson was asked about the folders titled as boys names, he denied he knew any children by those names. Anderson also said he was not in contact with any children.
Police said a more thorough review of the images needed to be conducted and that led to more charges being laid against Anderson.
He was due to be sentenced in Wollongong Local Court on Tuesday for the one count of possess child abuse material, however the case was adjourned to January 30 for the brief of evidence to be served.
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