A Sydney man’s been charged with child exploitation after striking up a conversation online with someone he thought was a woman with a child.
In November 2015, strike force officers began engaging online with a man from Sydney’s north-west.
Police will allege in court the man believed he was speaking to the mother of a young girl, made numerous sexually explicit comments regarding the child, and requested to meet the mother and child.
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About 6.35pm on Monday, Sex Crimes Squad detectives arrested a 34-year-old man at Westmead.
Following a search of the man and his vehicle, detectives seized a mobile phone.
A search warrant was also executed at a home in Thornleigh, where police seized a computer.
The man was taken to Parramatta Police Station where he was charged with inciting sexual intercourse with child between 10 and 16 years of age and using a carriage service for child pornography.
He has been refused bail and will appear at Parramatta Local Court on Tuesday.