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Somerset man banned from using social media


A social media ban is among conditions imposed on a Marist Regional College staff member who was bailed this morning on child exploitation charges when he appeared in the Burnie Magistrate's Court.

Adam Michael Hones, 31, of Somerset was not required to enter a plea to more than 30 charges of child exploitation offences.

Magistrate Tamara Jago also ordered Hines not contact any students at Marist by any means and he was not to go within 50 metres of the college.

Police allege Hones tried to involve 29 girls under 18 from the North and North-West, including some from the college, in the production of child exploitation material.

He  has also been charged with five counts of possession of child exploitation material and two counts of possessing a prohibited visual recording.

All matters were adjourned until October 26.