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Sex Crimes Squad Arrest Cessnock Man

He's facing serious charges...

Sex Crimes Squad Arrest Cessnock Man

A Cessnock man's been arrested by Sex Crimes Squad detectives following an undercover sting.

Officers began engaging online with the 37 year old in November, posing as a 14 year old boy.

The man's accused of having sexually-explicit conversations, sending indecent and pornographic images and trying to arrange a meeting with the boy.

He was arrested at his Cessnock home just after midday Friday.

Detectives seized a mobile phone and laptop computer.

The accused was taken to Cessnock Police Station and charged with use carriage service to groom a person under 16 years for sexual activity, and using a carriage service to transmit indecent material to a person under 16 years of age (x3).

He was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court today.