Man charged with alleged child grooming offences - Hunter region

Wednesday, 12 January 2022 11:05:34 AM

A man has been charged over the alleged grooming of two teenage girls in the Hunter Region.

Officers from Newcastle City and Port Stephens-Hunter Police Districts commenced an investigation following reports a man was allegedly grooming two girls, aged 15 and 16.

Folllowing extensive inquiries, detectives attached to Port Stephens-Hunter Police District stopped a vehicle on Clarence Town Rd, Glen Oak about 12.40pm yesterday (Tuesday 11 January 2022).

A 51-year-old man was arrested and taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station.

A short time later, officers executed a search warrant at a home in Glen Oak, where police seized electronic items, drugs, firearms and ammunition, which will undergo forensic examination.

Following inquiries, the man was charged with groom child for unlawful sexual activity, possess child abuse material, three counts of possess prohibited drug, possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit and six counts of holder of Category A or B licence not have approved storage.

He was refused bail to appear at Raymond Terrace Local Court today (Wednesday 12 January 2022).

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: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

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