Queensland police sting finds 5 males making an attempt to fulfill a toddler for intercourse

5 males who thought they have been chatting on-line in an alleged bid to prey on a toddler have been charged with intercourse offences after a Queensland police sting.

The accused, aged between 22 and 58, didn’t know one another or that the “mother or father” they have been allegedly talking to on-line have been in reality officers from a specialist police taskforce investigating little one exploitation and abuse, Argos.

Gold Coast police coordinated with Argos detectives and swooped during the last 4 days, with arrests being made in residences, at a bus cease and in a driveway.

Five men charged with child sex offences by Queensland police.
The lads spoke with detectives on-line to rearrange to entry a toddler. (Queensland Police)

Police allege the boys have been utilizing the web to “meet and entry a toddler” with the intention of participating in sexual acts.

The accused are going through a string of kid intercourse offences:

  • A 58-year-old Mermaid Waters man was charged with grooming a mother or father or the carer of a kid beneath 16 years with intent to obtain little one for a sexual act
  • A 25-year-old Mermaid Seashore man was charged with grooming a mother or father or the carer of a kid beneath 16 years with intent to obtain little one for a sexual act, and the solicitation of kid abuse materials by utilizing a carriage service
  • A 22-year-old Southport man was charged with grooming a mother or father or the carer of a kid beneath 16 years with intent to obtain little one for a sexual act
  • A 28-year-old Higher Coomera man was charged with grooming a mother or father or the carer of a kid beneath 16 years with intent to obtain little one for a sexual act
  • A forty five-year-old Helensvale man was charged with grooming a mother or father or the carer of a kid beneath 16 years with intent to obtain little one for a sexual act

They’re as a consequence of seem in court docket between November 29 and December 6.

5 males have been charged with little one intercourse offences after a Queensland Police sing focusing on little one exploitation on the Gold Coast. (Queensland Police)

Detective Appearing Inspector Cameron Burke stated police will proceed to focus on offenders who “search to sexually exploit youngsters on-line”.

“This operation additionally highlights that oldsters and carers have to have common conversations with their youngsters about on-line security and the significance of getting a trusted grownup that they’ll open up to if they’re frightened about a web-based expertise or are feeling unsafe,” Burke stated.

Five men charged with child sex offences by Queensland police.
The police sting resulted within the 5 males being charged with little one intercourse offences. (Queensland Police)

Detective Appearing Inspector Greg Aubort stated police stings like this draw out offenders who lurk on-line with the intent of grooming and sexually abusing youngsters.

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