A man has been arrested in Parramatta and charged with trying to procure sex from a child using the internet.
The 42-year-old man had been under police surveillance after a tip-off from Queensland police.
Officers from the Sex Crimes Squad’s Child Exploitation Internet Unit then posed as a 14-year-old boy in an online chat forum and took part in conversations with the accused.
Police will allege that some of those conversations were sexually explicit.
About 12.30pm yesterday, detectives arrested man in Parramatta and seized a number of items, including a camera and a mobile phone.
Police will allege the Glenfield man had gone to Parramatta to meet with the officer he believed was an under-age boy.
The accused was charged with use carriage service to procure person under 16 for sexual activity.
Police said they later searched the man’s home and seized items, including computer equipment, for forensic examination.
The man has been refused bail to face Parramatta Local Court today.