Police said the man was charged with one count of arson causing death and lighting a wildfire near the town of Churchill, one of hundreds that raged through southeastern Victoria state last weekend. He also was charged with possessing child pornography.
The suspect's identity was being kept secret for his own safety, Victoria Police Assistant Commissioner Dannye Moloney told a news conference. He was brought from Morwell, near the fire zone, to the state capital of Melbourne, Moloney said.
I do not buy that the suspect's identity is being kept secret for his own protection. He's already in jail and even if he wasn't, he just needs to be at an undisclosed location.
My guess is that this suspect's identity is "inconsistent" with Rupert Murdoch's claims of an Islamic terror network behind the fires.