A man has been charged with online child exploitation offences after being arrested by detectives from the Sex Crimes Squad.
AN accused paedophile who allegedly planned to meet an 11 year old girl for sex has been charged with online child exploitation offences after he fell for a trick by police.
The 33-year-old was caught in a covert operation by the NSW child exploitation internet unit during which he believed he was chatting online with the father of the young girl.
Police will allege in court the man made “numerous sexually explicit comments” about the child and made arrangements to meet with the pair.
Strike force officers had started engaging online with the man from Sydney’s Northern Beaches back in January.
It all came to a head when he was arrested in Parramatta late on Thursday morning.
Shortly after, detectives seized computers, electronic storage devices and mobile phones from a Dee Why home before the man was charged with child sex offences.
“The man was taken to Parramatta Police Station and charged with incite to commit aggravated sexual intercourse person aged between 10 and 14, use carriage service to procure persons under 14, and use carriage service transmit/publish/promote child pornography,” a statement from NSW Police read.
The man was refused bail to appear in Parramatta Local Court later today.