Hume Crime Investigation Unit detectives have charged a man after a number of posters with concerning material were distributed at train stations across Melbourne’s north-west.
The 28-year-old man has been charged with distributing child abuse material, five counts of threat to commit sexual offence, five counts of criminal damage and eleven counts of stalking.
The charges follow the discovery of a number of disturbing posters at Broadmeadows railway station on 20 November, which lead to detectives identifying further victims subject to other offensive posters and graffiti at several train stations.
Another seven victims also allegedly received threatening and sexually explicit messages online.
Police arrested the man in Melbourne’s CBD yesterday and executed a warrant at his Albion address, where posters, spray paints and markers were located and seized.
The Albion man was remanded overnight to appear before Melbourne Magistrates’ Court today.