Canberra man charged with online child sex offences

A Canberra man has been charged with online child sex offences after a tip-off from NSW Police.

The 28-year-old was arrested yesterday after Australian Federal police conducted search warrants in Gungahlin and Macquarie, seizing a number of electronic devices.

The man was investigated after Australian Federal Police received a referral from NSW Police in relation to the man’s online communications with a 13-year-old girl.


He has since been charged with two counts of using a carriage service to transmit indecent communications to a person under 16 years of age and is due to appear in the ACT Magistrates Court today.