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Man has sexualised chat with police who pretend to be 13-year-old girl | The Courier

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A man thought his sexualised online chat with who he believed was a 13-year-old girl went unnoticed until police executed a search warrant at his family home seven months later. The man, who The Courier cannot name due to a suppression order, pleaded guilty to one charge of encouraging a child under 16 to engage in sexual activity at the Ballarat Magistrates’ Court on Tuesday. Police prosecutor Senior Constable Giles Brown said New South Wales police were conducting proactive investigations on a chat website in May 2019. The accused engaged in a chat with the investigators who were identifying themselves online as a 13-year-old girl on May 23, 2019. The accused identified himself online as an 18-year-old male and…



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