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Detectives Charge Man Over Alleged Online Grooming Offences – Sex Crimes Squad

Detectives have charged a man following his arrest earlier today in relation to alleged online grooming offences.

About 12 pm today, NSW Police Sex Crimes Squad detectives arrested a 22-year-old man at a home on Brooks Road at Rutherford in the State’s North.

Maitland man arrested

Maitland man charged

 

 

 

 

 

 

He was taken to Maitland Police Station where he was subsequently charged with:

  • Use carriage service to groom child under 16 years for sex,
  • Use carriage service to cause offence.

The man has been granted strict conditional bail and will appear at Maitland Local Court on 15 February 2010.

Maitland man charged

Maitland man charged

 

 

 

 

 

 

The arrest today follows investigations involving officers from Queensland Police attached to Task Force Argos working in a covert online capacity.

Maitland man charged

Maitland man charged

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It will be alleged the man was sexually explicit during several online communications which took place between May and November 2008.

Queensland Police

Queensland Police

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Strike Force CEIU comprises detectives from the Child Exploitation Internet Unit and was established to investigate alleged online sexual exploitation of children.

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