A Mount Isa man has been sentenced to nine years jail after pleading guilty to 33 charges relating to the sexual abuse of children in the Philippines.
Brendan Curt Shulz, 37, was one of three men Australian men arrested in 2020 over alleged roles in facilitating child abuse in the Philippines.
Seven boys and six girls were rescued from a location in the southern city of Zamboanga following a joint investigation between the Australian Federal Police and Philippines authorities.
Sculz was sentenced in the Queensland Supreme Court at Mount Isa on Tuesday and will be eligible for parole in 2026.
Shulz was found guilty of charges relating to the persistent sexual abuse of children, procuring children for sexual abuse and transmitting sexual abuse material.
He was also convicted of unlawfully possessing restricted drugs and child exploitation material.
Detective Superintendent Andrew Perkins of the AFP told News Corp, "collaborative cross-border efforts'' targeting offenders exploiting children in the Philippines should send a strong deterrent message.
"We are committed to targeting offenders involved as abusers, consumers or facilitators in this trade, irrespective of their location," he said.
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