Melbourne: A former Australian state cricketer has been charged with ‘possessing youngster abuse materials’ and ‘grooming a minor’.
Aaron Summers, who represented Tasmania in state cricket, Hobart Hurricanes in Large Bash League and Deccan Gladiators in Abu Dhabi T10 league, was requested to look earlier than a courtroom for the 2 fees.
“Aaron Summers, 25, appeared in entrance of the Darwin Native Court docket (Northern Territory), with police alleging that his cell phone contained youngster abuse movies,” mentioned a report in The Age.
Summers, who’s a quick bowler, was because of play NT Cricket 365 event, an occasion run by Cricket Australia and that includes many present and former state and BBL gamers.
“A matter was dropped at the eye of NT Cricket and was instantly actioned in accordance with our member safety coverage. In step with the coverage the matter was referred to the related authorities and is now being dealt with by police,” Cricket Australia advised The Age in a press release.
NT (Northern Territory) Police issued a press release in relation to the matter.
“Detectives from the Joint Anti-Little one Exploitation Staff (JACET) arrested a 25-year-old man in Fannie Bay on Friday afternoon for youngster abuse materials,” the assertion mentioned.
“Police executed a bit 3E Crimes Act 1914 (Cth) search warrant on the person and seized a cell phone,” it added.