NSW cop on child abuse material charge

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A sergeant with the NSW Police is suspended but still receiving his salary after being charged with possessing child abuse material.

The 49-year-old was arrested at Georges Hall in Sydney's south west on Wednesday.

He was charged at Liverpool Police Station and granted conditional bail.

Police also searched the property where was arrested, seizing electronic storage devices.

NSW Police says its professional standards investigators started a probe into allegations that child abuse material was being stored and distributed on an electronic device in May.

They seized a mobile phone and other items as part of the investigation.

Another man, 62, was also arrested as a result of the investigation.

He's been charged with using a carriage serve for child abuse material and possessing the material.

The sergeant, who is attached to a specialist command, will appear at Liverpool Local Court on June 21.

The other man will appear at Burwood Local Court on July 13.

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