NEW LAMBTON HEIGHTS MAN ARRESTED BY FEDERAL POLICE

A Newcastle man charged with child abuse and bestiality offences, has been refused bail.

Bret Chesworth was arrested by Australian Federal Police at his New Lambton Heights home yesterday, and faced Newcastle Local Court this morning.

It’s alleged the 54-year-old is a member of a global paedophile ring that filmed and shared explicit videos of almost 50 children in Australia.

Chesworth is the 15th person arrested during Operation Arkstone.