Alleged pedophile charged with luring youths under 16 for sex arrested in NSW Central Coast home

Tense moment when an accused pedophile, 23, is arrested in his home, handcuffed and marched past some VERY disturbing possessions

  • Man accused of luring teens into sex on an online chat site to appear in court on Friday
  • NSW Central Coast man, 23, arrested by AFP investigators and charged
  • Images of his arrest show how the man’s garage is full of children’s toys and pram
  • Police allege he used chat site to lure underage children into sexual activity










A vision has emerged of the disturbing contents of a house where an alleged pedophile was arrested, accused of luring teens for sex on an online chat site.

The 23-year-old NSW Central Coast man is accused of using the Omegle app — designed to initiate conversations with strangers — to trap teens.

Footage released by federal police on Friday shows investigators handcuffing the man, escorting him through his home in Umina Beach, and getting into a police car.

His garage was full of furniture and other belongings, including a laundry basket with children’s toys and a stroller.

A Central Coast man (pictured during his arrest) is accused of seducing young people under the age of 16 for sex. he is facing

The man was arrested after an AFP investigation into alleged reports from the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children

Police allege that the man used Omegle to advertise his search for underage children for sexual activity.

Investigators allegedly linked the IP addresses and mobile phone number associated with the ad to the 23-year-old man.

They then received additional information from their NSW police counterparts about the same man who allegedly hung out with teenagers to get them for sexual activity.

The man was charged with using a carriage service to buy a child under 16 for sexual activity.

Footage of the arrest by AFP investigators shows the garage full of belongings, including a laundry basket with children's toys (left) and a pram (bottom right)

Footage of the arrest by AFP investigators shows the garage full of belongings, including a laundry basket with children’s toys (left) and a pram (bottom right)

He faces up to ten years behind bars if found guilty.

The AFP pledges to continue to work closely with its state and territory police counterparts over alleged reports of child exploitation.

“Our partnership means we can share information at any time, during search warrants and even after a person has been charged, and stop child predators before they can harm our children further,” said AFP Acting Sergeant Adam Barcham.

The Central Coast man is expected to appear in Gosford court later on Friday

The Central Coast man is expected to appear in Gosford court later on Friday

The Australian Center for Combating Child Exploitation is committed to ending child exploitation and abuse and is at the center of a joint national approach to combat organized child abuse.

The AFP-led company brings together specialist expertise and skills in a central hub, supports investigations into child sexual abuse and develops prevention strategies aimed at creating a safer online environment.

Anyone with information about persons involved in child abuse and exploitation is requested to contact Crime Stoppers.

Australian Federal Police allege that the man (pictured) used the online chat site Omegle to advertise his search for underage children for sexual activity

Australian Federal Police allege that the man (pictured) used the online chat site Omegle to advertise his search for underage children for sexual activity

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