Undercover detectives catch online child predator

A man has been charged after he was caught allegedly trying to procure, what he thought was a 14-year-old boy, for sexual activity.

The 60-year-old was arrested at Parramatta yesterday following a covert online investigation into the sexual abuse and exploitation of children facilitated through the internet.

Police allege the man believed he was speaking to a 14-year-old boy and made numerous sexually explicit comments to the child and requested to meet the boy for the purpose of sexual activity.


Following his arrest, police searched a hotel room at Liverpool, where officers located and seized a laptop and electronic storage devices.

The man has since been charged with using a carriage service to procure person under 16 years of age for sexual activity, and use carriage service to transmit indecent material to person under 16.

He is due to appear at Parramatta Local Court later today.