A Cabramatta man, 45, has been arrested as part of covert online investigations into child exploitation. The arrest was made by detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad, under the Strike Force Trawler investigation.
In December, police began to engage online with a man from the Cabramatta area. They allege he believed he was speaking to a girl, 14, and he engaged in sexually explicit conversations.
Police allege that the man broadcast some explicit live video to police. About 9am last Tuesday, police arrested him at Cabramatta and took him to Fairfield police station.
He was charged with using the internet to groom a person under 16 for sexual activity and to transmit indecent communication to a person under 16.
Regular covert online investigations are run by the Child Exploitation Internet Unit and NSW Police work closely with their law-enforcement colleagues interstate and overseas.
Missing boy has been found safe
Douglas Nham, 15, of Cabramatta, was found safe and well after being reported missing last Wednesday when he did not turn up at school. He’d last been seen at Condell Park about 8.20am that day. People contacted police after the missing teen was seen near Cabramatta station that night. He attended Cabramatta police station on Friday morning. Police thank the community and the media for their help.
On January 28, a house was broken into on Stefanie Place at Bonnyrigg. As a result of an investigation by Fairfield police, a Casula boy, 16, was arrested last Wednesday and charged with aggravated breaking and entering with other people. He was granted conditional bail to appear in Campbelltown Children’s Court on March 12. Inquiries are continuing in relation to other suspects.
Car crash leads to an arrest
At 1:30am last Thursday, Fairfield police were on Hickory Road at Bonnyrigg investigating a car crash. A St Johns Park woman, 18, approached police and began using offensive language as a small crowd gathered. After being warned repeatedly, the bad language continued and she was arrested. She resisted, thrashing her arms and legs around and striking two police officers. She was charged with using offensive language, assaulting police (x 2) and resisting arrest. She’s due in Liverpool court on February 19.
High-range drink-riving charge
At 12.05am last Saturday, Fairfield police stopped a car on Devlin Way at Bonnyrigg. The Leumeah man, 39, produced a valid P2 driver’s licence. He recorded a positive breath test. Subsequent breath analysis recorded a reading of 0.153. He was charged with high-range drink-driving and is due in Fairfield court on March 12. His licence was suspended immediately.
Warning: Lock your car
Fairfield police warn that property is being stolen from unlocked cars. And 10 per cent to 15 per cent of theft from cars offences per month are being committed because owners aren’t locking their cars. “Typically, owners will park their vehicles in their driveway and either forget or choose not to lock the car,” said Senior Sergeant Brett Grenfell, Fairfield police crime co-ordinator. “Phones, iPads, personal paperwork and wallets are being stolen because the vehicles are easy targets.”
- Never leave cars running while unattended;
- Lock cars before walking away from them;
- Always fully close all windows and lock all doors before leaving your car unattended (and don’t leave children or pets unattended);
- Don’t leave expensive items like wallets, handbags or phones on seats where they’re visible from outside your car; and
- If parking on the street at night choose a well-lit area.