A 61-year-old man has allegedly been caught with "significant" amounts of child abuse and bestiality material after a police raid on his Hobart home.
The Tasmanian Joint Anti-Child Exploitation Team, comprising Australian Federal Police and Tasmania Police members, raided the man's home on Tuesday.
Investigators seized a mobile phone and a laptop computer and will allege that folders found on the phone contain child abuse material and bestiality content.
Police also seized a number of items from the boot of the accused's car, which police suspect may be indicative of additional offending or plans for further offending.
The man has been charged with possessing child abuse material and bestiality product and if convicted is facing up to 15 years in jail.
He appeared in the Hobart Magistrates Court on Tuesday and was granted conditional bail to reappear on March 30.
His home was searched following reports to the Australian Centre to Counter Child Exploitation via the National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children in the United States.
Australian Associated Press