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Alleged NZ pedophile stays in custody

NZ Newswire logoNZ Newswire 23/02/2017

A New Zealand man allegedly involved in a worldwide pedophile ring that abused the adopted son of a gay Cairns couple will remain in custody after a brief court appearance.

Craig Edward Broadley, 42, was extradited to Queensland on Thursday and did not apply for bail during a brief appearance at Brisbane Magistrates Court on Friday morning.

He has been charged with nine counts of indecent treatment of a child under the age of 12 and will return to court on April 10.

Police allegedly identified the man during examinations of the chat logs, images and videos on Cairns couple Peter Truong and Mark Newton's electronic devices.

The pair were jailed for 30 and 40 years respectively in the US in 2013 after they admitted buying their son as a newborn from Russia and abusing him.

They recorded the assaults and also shared him among members of a worldwide child sex ring.

Police allege the electronic material showed the 42-year-old New Zealander had sexually abused the child and taken hundreds of photos.

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