Boambee East Man Charged After Sending Indecent Texts to Teenage Girl

He will face court today

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A man will face court today charged after allegedly sending indecent and sexualised material to a teenage girl on the Coffs Coast.

Detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad commenced an investigation, following reports a 15-year-old girl had received indecent and sexually-explicit messages from a man known to her.

Following inquiries, detectives arrested a 66-year-old man at a home in Boambee East just after 2pm yesterday.

During a search of the home, police located mobile phones, electronic storage devices, and documentation. These items were seized and will undergo forensic examination.

The man was taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station, where he was charged with two counts of use carriage service to transmit indecent material to a child under 16 years old.

Police will allege in court that the man started engaging in sexualised conversations with the girl through social media in January 2019.

He was refused bail to appear at Coffs Harbour Local Court today (Friday 22 February 2019).

Investigations are continuing.

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.

Anyone with concerns about suspected child abuse or exploitation should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page:

Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. People should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

21 February 2019

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