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Australian cricketer charged for possessing child abuse material

Child abuse is a severe crime that includes abusing a child in any form, physical, emotional or mental. To date, numerous cricketers have been charged for multiple crime, while this Australian cricketer has seemingly landed himself into trouble for child abuse.

Australian cricketer charged for possessing child abuse material-ayh
Northern Territory, First Published May 17, 2021, 5:33 PM IST

In what could be considered dirty news in cricket, a former Australian cricketer has been charged for possessing child abuse materials. Former Tasmania state cricketer Aaron Summers, who also played for Hobart Hurricanes in the Big Bash League, besides playing in the Abu Dhabi T10 League, has been pressed with the charges.

"Aaron Summers, 25, appeared in front of the Darwin Local Court (Northern Territory), with police alleging that his mobile phone contained child abuse videos," a report in The Age was quoted as saying. Summers is a pacer who was recently scheduled to play in the NT Cricket 365 competition, which Cricket Australia runs and features several Aussie cricketers from the state.

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Australian cricketer charged for possessing child abuse material-ayh

Meanwhile, CA too said in a statement to the publication, which read, "A matter was brought to the attention of NT Cricket and was immediately actioned in accordance with our member protection policy. In line with the policy, the matter was referred to the relevant authorities and is now being handled by police."

Meanwhile, NT Police is investigating the matter. "Detectives from the Joint Anti-Child Exploitation Team (JACET) arrested a 25-year-old man in Fannie Bay on Friday afternoon for child abuse material. Police executed a section 3E Crimes Act 1914 (Cth) search warrant on the man and seized a mobile phone," a statement from it read.

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