A 44-year-old Sydney man will face court accused of numerous child abuse material offences.
The Australian Federal Police say they charged the man on Tuesday after searching his home in southwestern Sydney and seizing child abuse material on electronic devices.
The AFP launched the investigation in June after a report from the AFP-led Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation about a Sydney man suspected of obtaining videos of children being sexually abused.
The man was refused police bail and will appear in Fairfield Local Court on Wednesday charged with seven counts of possessing child abuse material obtained or accessed using a carriage service, one count of using a carriage service to access child abuse material and one count of using a carriage service to transmit child abuse material.
He faces a maximum penalty of 15 years' imprisonment for each offence.
AFP Detective Sergeant Jarryd Dunbar said the growing online demand for abusive material drives the sickening physical harm of children.
"Every child abuse photo or video circulating online tells the story of a young person having their innocence forcibly taken," Detective Sergeant Dunbar said.
"If you use, access or share this horrific material, you are complicit in the abuse of children.
"Let this arrest being a warning that the AFP and our partners are working tirelessly to protect children in Australia and overseas - we will make sure perpetrators are put before the courts."