Lightning Ridge man wanted by child abuse and sex crimes squad

WANTED: Joseph Lowe, aged 51. Photo: NSW Police

WANTED: Joseph Lowe, aged 51. Photo: NSW Police

Police are appealing for assistance from the community to locate a wanted man from Lightning Ridge. 

Joseph Lowe, aged 51, is wanted on an arrest warrant for child sex offences.

He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, 170cm tall, with a thin build, light brown hair, and hazel eyes.

Investigators believe the man, who is from Lightning Ridge, may have travelled to North Queensland.

Police have also received information Mr Lowe may be in possession of firearms.

Officers from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad are seeking information from the community about Mr Lowe’s current whereabouts.

If sighted, members of the community are urged not to approach Mr Lowe; instead, they should contact Triple Zero (000) immediately.

Anyone with information that may assist detectives is urged to contact Crime Stoppers.

The Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad is comprised of detectives who are specially trained to investigate matters against children and adults, including sexual assault, serious physical abuse, and extreme cases of neglect.

Anyone with concerns about suspected child abuse or exploitation should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page

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