Aussie cops pose as mothers to catch alleged paedophiles

A police sting in Australia led to four alleged child sex offenders being arrested.
A police sting in Australia led to four alleged child sex offenders being arrested. Photo credit: New South Wales Police

Australian police have charged three men for child sex offences after posing as mothers online. 

The men are aged between 31 and 61 and were arrested in Sydney over the past three weeks.  

The alleged child sex offenders thought they were talking to the mothers of young girls who were pimping their children out, 7 news reported. 

One offender, a 61-year-old Sydney man was arrested after he thought he was talking to the mother of a nine-year-old girl.  

New South Wales' Police issued a warning after the spate of arrests. 

"With children currently on school holidays, it’s a timely reminder to keep an eye on how much time your child is spending on the internet, what websites they are visiting, and who they may be speaking with," Detective Superintendent John Kerlatec, head of the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad, said.

“Not only should young people be very careful about providing personal information details to a person they only know in an online environment, they should never organise to meet as doing so may place them at further risk of harm," 7 News reported. 

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