Two online predators arrested in Qld

TWO Queensland men have been arrested for allegedly trying to procure sex from girls online.

The first man, a 29-year-old from Ipswich, allegedly coerced an eight-year-old girl into taking indecent photographs of herself via social media.

Police in Toronto, Canada launched the investigation after they were tipped off and passed the information on to detectives in Queensland.


He was arrested and charged with 17 offences, including possessing child exploitation material and using a carriage service to transmit child pornography.

In a separate incident, a 40-year-old man from Kuraby was arrested on Tuesday for allegedly arranging to meet with a child for sex but didn’t realise he was communicating with a detective posing as a child.

The two men will appear in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Wednesday.