Ex-Scout leader on 129 child abuse charges

A former Queensland Scout leader facing 129 child exploitation charges refused to comment on the allegations against him as he made a hasty exit from court.

Brock Emil Dittman, 31, appeared briefly in Ipswich Magistrates Court on Wednesday on 103 fresh charges, including aggravated networking and four counts of indecent treatment of a child under 16.

Those charges came after the Crime and Corruption Commission spent months forensically analysing cameras, computer equipment and electronic storage devices seized during a raid at his western Ipswich home in April.

Immediately following the raid, he was charged with 26 offences, including making child exploitation material.

Dittman was allegedly an active Scout leader at the time of the initial raid.

Magistrate Virgina Sturgess on Wednesday adjourned all 129 charges against the man to be heard on December 11, to give the CCC enough time to provide full brief of evidence to prosecutors on the fresh allegations.

Outside court, Dittman and an older supporter refused to speak at all to waiting reporters as they made a quick exit towards their car.

Dittman didn’t even speak when he fell over next to a media scrum while trying to get into the car.

Source: http://www.brisbanetimes.com.au/queensland/exscout-leader-on-129-child-abuse-charges-20151020-gke9az.html