A Sydney man has been charged with sending an underage girl sexually explicit messages after a tip-off from UK police.
Officers in Britain contacted the Child Abuse and Sex Crime Squad’s Child Exploitation Internet Unit (CEIU) on Friday about a man they were engaging with online.
Police will allege the man, 27, believed he was speaking to a 12-year-old girl and had conversations about sexual acts he wanted her to perform.
He was arrested in Castle Hill, in the city’s north-west, on Saturday and taken to Castle Hill Police Station where he was charged with using a carriage service to send indecent material to a person under 16 years of age.
The 27-year-old appeared at Parramatta Local Court on Sunday and was formally refused bail to reappear at the same court today.
The Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad is comprised of detectives who are specially trained to investigate matters against children and adults, including sexual assault, serious physical abuse, and extreme cases of neglect.