Alleged child predator behind bars

Six months of intense police work has sprung a Sydney man allegedly grooming a child for sex.

The investigation began in December after a member of the community contacted Tasmania Police.

The matter was referred to NSW Police Force’s Sex Crimes Squad after inquiries revealed the man lived in Sydney.


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Following extensive inquiries, Strike Force Trawler officers arrested a 23-year-old man at a home in Ultimo on Tuesday morning.

He has been charged with using a carriage service to groom persons under 16, and transmitting indecent material as well as using a carriage service to solicit child pornography.

Police will allege he thought he was speaking to a 13-year-old girl and engaged in sexually-explicit conversations with her and requested child abuse material.

He has been refused bail to reappear in court on Wednesday.

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