Man arrested at GC shopping centre for attempting to procure 14yo girl online for sex

A New South Wales man has been arrested on the Gold Coast after he attempted to procure a 14-year-old girl online for sex.

Detectives from the Gold Coast Child Protection and Investigation Unit in conjunction with Taskforce Argos detectives were alerted to the man’s requests and became involved in the investigation.

The man was arrested on Friday at a Gold Coast Shopping Centre.


He was charged with one count of using internet to procure a child under 16 and four counts of grooming a child under 16.

The man is due to appear in the Southport Magistrates Court on January 8.