Albion Park man charged with grooming

Police have charged a man over the alleged online grooming of a teenage girl after seizing a laptop computer and other equipment from a home in Albion Park. 

Detectives from Rosehill began investigating the online interactions between the 15-year-old girl and a man, then aged 30, in March 2013, after the man contacted  the girl on a social networking site. 

The man is accused of sending  inappropriate images during their online exchanges.

Rosehill and Lake Illawarra detectives searched a house at Albion Park Friday, seizing a laptop, mobile phone and clothing. 

The man, now 31, was arrested in Kiama and was charged at Lake Illawarra Police Station with grooming a child under 16 for unlawful sexual activity. 

He was  bailed to appear in Albion Park Local Court April 9.

Anyone who can assist the investigation should contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. 

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