An Indian tourist has been denied entry to Australia after an “abhorrent” video of a child being physically abused was allegedly found on his mobile phone.
Australian Border Force officers questioned the 45-year-old man, who was holding a Tourist Visa, when he arrived at Perth International Airport from Malaysia on Thursday.
The man’s phone was seized and his visa subsequently cancelled.
Although the video wasn’t of a sexual nature it did show a child being physically assaulted,” ABF WA regional commander Rod O’Donnell said in a statement.
Visitors to Australia need to be aware that imagery depicting any form of child exploitation is not permitted to be brought into Australia.
There are significant penalties and consequences for the importation of abhorrent material, and in particular child exploitation material, and anyone caught engaging in this behaviour risks forfeiting their right to be here.
The man was held at the Perth Immigration Detention Centre until his removal from the country this morning.