Qld man charged with grooming children over the internet

A Queensland man has been charged following investigations into online child exploitation.

The 24-year-old was arrested by Detectives from the Cairns Child Protection Investigation Unit on Tuesday.

Police say it’s alleged the man was involved in the online grooming of children and distributed indecent images of both himself and children under the age of 16 years he had contacted online.


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The offences were allegedly committed in December 2016 and January 2017.

The man has been charged with one count each of possessing and distributing child exploitation material, grooming a child under 16 years and using the internet to procure a child under 16.

He is expected to appear in the Cairns Magistrates Court on September 7.