Lumen teacher pleads not guilty to child procurement

Written by admin on 05/07/2018 Categories: 南京夜网

A teacherat Lumen Christi arrested on alleged child procurement offences has pleaded not guilty in Bega Local Court.
Nanjing Night Net

The 36-year-old man, appeared briefly in Bega Local Court on Tuesday morning.

After entering his plea, the matter was adjourned until September 29, with conditional bail to continue.

The teacher was arrested in late June after an online operation conducted by detectives from the Sex Crimes Squad’s Child Exploitation Internet Unit

Over the course of several weeks, detectives assumed the online identity of a 13-year-old girl and spoke to a man on a number of occasions via an online chat room.

Police will allege the man made a number of sexually explicit comments and encouraged the 13-year-old girl to meet him.

After making a number of inquiries into the matter, detectives executed a search warrant at a home in Bega on June 19and seized a number of electronic devices, which will be forensically examined.

That same morning, they attended Lumen Christi Catholic College in Pambula and arrested the teacher.

The man was taken to Bega Police Station and charged with using a carriage service to procure a person under 16 for sexual activity, and using a carriage service to transmit indecent communication to a person under 16.

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