Queensland police to get new powers to search child sex offenders’ digital devices | #predators | #childpredators | #kids


Police officers will be able to enter the home of a child sex offender to search their digital devices without a warrant under new laws to be introduced in Queensland.

In an effort to crack down on rising child sex offences, police will be able to require reportable offenders to disclose their use of hidden application devices and their media access control (MAC) address, the unique identifiers assigned to electronic devices.

Police are currently required to ask for an offender’s consent to inspect their devices.

Offenders who fail to comply with police will face penalties of up to five years in prison.



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