Man charged with alleged child grooming

A man was charged over the alleged online grooming of a child near Taree yesterday.

Police will allege the 53-year-old man made contact with a 13-year-old boy over a social networking site in an attempt to groom him for sexual activity.

About 11:25am yesterday (Monday 23 December 2013), detectives from Manning Great Lakes Local Area Command attended a house in Harrington where they arrested the man.

He was taken to Taree Police Station where he was charged with groom child for unlawful sexual activity and was refused bail appearing in Taree Local Court yesterday (Monday 23 December 2013).

Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://www.police.nsw.gov.au/. Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence. We remind people they should not report crime information via our Facebook and Twitter pages.

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