Charges filed against 60 Minutes team in Lebanon

Australian 60 Minutes reporter Tara Brown
Australian 60 Minutes reporter Tara Brown

Charges have been filed against Australian 60 Minutes reporter Tara Brown and her crew in Lebanon over their involvement in a botched child abduction.

Brown and three other crew members each face four charges, including one charge relating to kidnapping, Australian media reports.

All four will now appear individually before a judge and will again be formally interviewed in the coming days.

The crew was doing a story on a Brisbane woman's use of an international child recovery agency to bring her two children home from Beirut.

Their father had taken the boy and girl to his homeland for a holiday last year, and failed to return.

The recovery team allegedly snatched the two children off the streets of Beirut last week, along with the TV crew and the mother, and were later caught.