Medowie man charged over alleged child grooming

Detectives charged a Medowie man last week after he allegedly attempted to groom a child online.

SEX Crimes Squad detectives have charged a Medowie man after he allegedly attempted to groom a child through social media.

Strike Force Trawler detectives launched an investigation into the 52-year-old man in May.

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Following extensive investigations detectives executed a search warrant at a Medowie home last Thursday morning.

During the search, detectives located and seized an electronic device and arrested the occupant.

The man was taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station where he was charged with using a carriage service to groom a person under sixteen, and four counts of failing to comply with reporting obligations.

He was refused bail to appear before Newcastle Local Court last Friday.

Investigations under Strike Force Trawler continue.

Strike Force Trawler is an ongoing investigation by Sex Crimes Squad’s Child Exploitation Internet Unit (CEIU) into the sexual abuse and exploitation of children facilitated through the internet and related telecommunications devices.

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