Man faces 12 year jail term after allegedly grooming children online

A MAN in his 20s could spend the next 12 years in jail after he was allegedly caught grooming kids for sexual purposes online.

The 28-year-old is accused of asking children he met on the internet to create ‘child abuse material’ and send it to him.

The man was arrested after federal, state and child abuse detectives raided a caravan park at Swan Reach on Thursday.


The man has since been charged with two counts of using a carriage service to groom a person under 16 years of age.

He was scheduled to front Bairnsdale Magistrates’ Court on Friday.

The maximum penalty for theses offences is 12 years imprisonment.