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A reminder to parents please be aware what your kids do online!

A Sydney man has been charged after he tried to lure a young girl into having sex with him using an online gaming website.

Police say a female child in Queensland was using an online gaming site when she was approached by he 23-year-old man, from Werrington Downs in Sydney’s west.

The two became involved in a conversation which then continued via text messages the following day.

During these conversations, police say the user was attempting to groom the child for sexual activity.

The activity was detected and police in Queensland commenced an investigation.

Police executed a search warrant an address in Werrington Downs and arrested a 23-year-old man.

He was taken to Penrith Police Station and charged with use carriage service to groom person under the age of 16 for sexual activity and use carriage service to transmit indecent material to person under the age of 16 years.

He was refused bail to appear in Penrith Local Court on Friday 5 February.

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  • Scary !! Sad but necessary to protect our children and make them aware of the dangers and act on it.

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  • It’s hard to balance privacy and protection, sometimes.

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  • So glad this low life was caught before he acted. Scares the hibby jibbies out of me knowing young children are free to roam such dangerous territory under the false notion that they are chatting/ playing/ interacting with other like minded kids there own age, when in reality paedophiles are grooming them and they are not young at all but adults. It’s a very scary wide web.

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  • Our kids don’t have unsupervised use of a computer. We sit beside them so we know what appears on the screen. Neither of them need a mobile phone yet. The youngest is still a toddler. When they start high school they will each given one for emergencies only. I don’t whether or not you still can but you used to be have them “locked” in such a way that only certain numbers can be contacted. Parents or guardians have to arrange for it to be done. I know parents had it done for them. The system may have been abolished by now

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  • yeah and this child also should not have given out any personal details especially a phone number!

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  • This is very scary. Parents really do need to be fully aware of their kids’ online activity.

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  • Lke fd

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  • I’m so glad he was caught before anything happened. That’s very scary

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  • Glad this predator has been caught!

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  • Online activity is something we all need to be careful of. We need to help educate our kids about being aware and what to do if this type of thing happens.

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  • There really are monsters out there abd in thus day and age we need to be on Hayes 24/7.

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