Undercover cops posing as 13yo boy catch online child predator

A man has been charged with online child grooming after he was caught out by undercover detectives posing as a young boy.

The 25-year-old man was arrested by strike force detectives at a home at Menindee last month, following an ongoing investigation into the sexual abuse and exploitation of children online.

Police will allege in court the man believed he was speaking to a 13-year-old boy and engaged in numerous sexually explicit conversations with the child, and discussed the possibility of meeting up.


During his arrest, detectives executed a search warrant at the home, where they seized a mobile phone, a computer, and electronic storage devices.

The man has since been charged with using a carriage service to groom persons under 16.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Broken Hill Local Court today.