It is alleged that a 56-year old man from North West Queensland used his position as a taxi driver to exploit numerous vulnerable female victims within the Mt Isa community.  

In October 2021, police began investigating the man after receiving information pertaining to an alleged domestic violence offence.  

In early January a search warrant was executed in which documentation and digital evidence were allegedly found and seized from a residential property.  

The man is now charged with one count of using a carriage service to menace/harass, one count of rape (Domestic Violence Offence), one count of common assault (Domestic Violence Offence), one count of chocking (Domestic Violence Offence), one count of possessing child exploitation material, and one count of animal cruelty.  

The Acting Detective Inspector Sean Wade noted the arrest signifies a general deterrence of exploitation and harm against vulnerable peoples within the community.  

The man is set to appear in the Mount Isa Magistrates Court on 14 March 2022.  

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