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Man charged with child abuse material offences - NSW North Coast

Wednesday, 28 June 2017 12:05:23 AM

A North Coast man has been arrested and charged after allegedly soliciting child abuse material online from a teenage girl.

Detectives from Coffs/Clarence Local Area Command have been investigating the online activities of a man from Boambee East, in Coffs Harbour.

Police will allege the man engaged online with a 14-year-old girl over a number of months, sending and requesting material classified as indecent.

About 7am yesterday (Tuesday 27 June 2017), detectives executed a search warrant at the man’s home, seizing a number of items.

A 54-year-old man was placed under arrest and taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station where he was charged with use carriage service to solicit child abuse material and use carriage service to send indecent material to child under 18 years.

He was refused bail to appear at Coffs Harbour Local Court today (Thursday 28 June 2017).