A disability carer has been charged with 16 offences including producing child abuse material, after an investigation into a care home in Sydney’s west.

Key points:

  • A 20-year-old man faces 16 charges including producing and possessing child abuse material
  • It follows an investigation by Surry Hills police into a disability care home in Mount Druitt
  • It is alleged he recorded sexually abusive videos of two children

Police allege he recorded “intimate and sexually abusive” videos of two children between the ages of four and 12, and committed multiple other offences.

It is alleged he filmed a total of five residents in his care, filming physical and verbal abuse that took place between June 2019 and April 2020.

Surry Hills Police launched Strike Force Hendra last month to investigate suspected abuse of residents at a disability care home in Mount Druitt.

A 20-year-old man was arrested yesterday afternoon.

Police leading a man down a street.

The man was taken to Parramatta Police Station.(Supplied: NSW Police)

His mobile phone was seized and a house in Eastern Creek was also searched.

He was charged at Parramatta Police station with 11 counts of recording intimate images without consent, producing and possessing child abuse material, intentionally sexually touching a child under 10 years and two counts of common assault.

He was refused bail and will appear at Parramatta Bail Court today.

Police said inquiries continue.

The man has been stood down from his position at the home.