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  • Luke Spencer Tregloan, 42, has faced court charged with series of vile offences
  • Adelaide father allegedly filmed women naked and having sex in their homes
  • Also allegedly in possession of child exploitation material when arrested by cops
  • Tregloan co-founded app aimed to introduce children to Australian wildlife

The designer of a popular educational children's app that promoted South Australia to the world remains behind bars after he was charged with a string of alleged offences.

Father-of-two Luke Spencer Tregloan, 45, is accused of secretly filming women naked having sex in their homes, along with possession of child exploitation material.

He was arrested at his Adelaide home on Friday following a joint operation between state and federal police.

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Luke Spencer Tregloan has been charged with a string of offences. He's pictured with characters from a children's educational app he co-created

The investigation was sparked by a tip to the Australian Federal Police-led Australia Centre to Counter Child Exploitation that someone was allegedly uploading and sharing abhorrent content to an online platform.

Police will allege Tregloan used a female persona online to hide his identity.

Investigators also allege child abuse material was found on his mobile phone during a search of his home in Adelaide's south following his arrest.

'They also found a significant number of video files stored on the phone that were allegedly filmed from outside Adelaide residences and show the occupants in the homes in various stages of undress and performing sexual acts,' a joint police statement read.

'Police will allege the 45-year-old spied on the occupants and filmed the videos from outside the homes without their knowledge.'

Court records show he is accused of illegally filming people in various states of undress over a period of three years up until his arrest, the Adelaide Advertiser reported.

Tregloan was charged with possessing or controlling child abuse material, using a carriage service to access child abuse material and indecent filming. 

The offences carry a maximum prison sentence of between two and 15 years.

Tregloan appeared in Adelaide Magistrate’s Court on Monday, where the matter was adjourned until next week while the suitability of home detention bail is examined, which wasn't opposed by prosecutors. 

His wife and parents were in court on Monday but refused to comment to waiting media outside.

Tregloan is an experienced video producer, writer and director.

Last November, he and a business partner launched the Hip Hop Kangaroo & Friends app which aimed to introduce children to Australia’s natural beauty and animal life.

Central to the app were native Australian animal characters filmed in iconic South Australian locations singing educational songs co-written by Tregloan.

The app's website and social media pages have been removed online.

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