A Sydney man has been arrested over allegedly "offensive" emails connected to the Eden-Monaro byelection, the Australian Federal Police (AFP) have said.
On Friday, the AFP announced they had charged a 32-year-old Blacktown man over an alleged spam email campaign related to the byelection.
The AFP said the man was arrested during a search warrant at his house and later conveyed to Parramatta Police Station, where he was charged with one count of using a telecommunications service to menace, harass or cause offence.
The man was released on police bail and is due to appear before the Blacktown Local Court on September 2.
The AFP stated in a media release it began the investigation after a report from the Electoral Integrity Assurance Taskforce and the Australian Electoral Commission on June 10.
"The report related to spam emails, which appeared to be from legitimate sources, being sent from an unidentified user to the Australian community and various organisations," the AFP stated.
"The emails were assessed as offensive and harassing in nature.
"The AFP investigation identified the use of a number of telecommunications services subscribed using suspected fraudulent identification documents.
"Investigators will allege in court that these activities were linked to the 32-year-old man."
The investigation into this matter remains ongoing.
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