Accused Child Groomer Arrested At Brisbane Airport

The flight attendant was granted bail

Accused Child Groomer Arrested At Brisbane Airport

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A flight attendant accused of 'grooming' a child online has been granted bail after being arrested at Brisbane International Airport today.

The man has been accused of engaging in a series of allegedly sexually explicit chats with an undercover Queensland detective posing as a 14-year-old girl.

Samuel Terrence Rova, 37, was granted conditional bail in Brisbane Magistrates Court on Friday and agreed to stay off social media, surrender his Solomon Islands passport and report regularly to police.



"This is a serious and shameful charge against you," magistrate Elizabeth Hall said.

Police allege Rova, who regularly travels to Australia for work, engaged in sexually explicit communications with an officer pretending to be a 14-year-old girl on Tuesday and Wednesday.

His portable devices were seized and have been sent for further forensic testing.

During the brief bail hearing, defence solicitor Remy Kurz said it was likely Rova would lose his job after being charged.

Rova will live with a cousin before returning to court on August 14.