Undercover detectives catch two online child predators

Two men have been charged with online child grooming offences after they were caught out by undercover detectives posing as young girls.

The first man, a 51-year-old, was taken into custody on Tuesday after strike force officers executed a search warrant at a home in New Lambton.

During the raid, officers seized  electronic items, a firearm and cannabis.


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Police will allege in court the man believed he was speaking to a 13-year-old girl, made numerous sexually explicit comments to the child and sent indecent photos and video.

He has been charged with multiple offences including use carriage service to groom persons under 16 and use carriage service to transmit indecent communication to person under 16.

A second man, aged 59, was arrested at Caves Beach yesterday after officers began engaging online with him in July.

PHOTO: NSW Police

PHOTO: NSW Police

Police will allege in court the man believed he was speaking to a 14-year-old girl, made numerous sexually explicit comments to the child and sent indecent photos.

He has been charged with use carriage service to groom person under 16, and use carriage service to transmit indecent material to person under 16.

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