Australian media reports Westpac linked to global paedophilia case
Australian media's reporting that Westpac has been linked to a global paedophilia case, following the arrest of a sex offender
17 January 2020
The Sydney Morning Herald says the offender is suspected of having used the bank's transfer system to pay for live-streamed sex abuse videos.
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It's the first case which directly links Westpac to child abuse, following last year's damning revelation that the banking services were being used for illegal activities.
Australian anti-money laundering watchdog Austrac announced in November last year that it was laying civil charges against the bank.