Man grooming underage girls

Sexually explicit, inappropriate messages on Facebook

A 23 year old Wangaratta man has pleaded guilty to four charges of grooming girls under the age of 16 via Facebook.

Wangaratta Magistrates Court last Thursday heard how the accused had contacted three females under the age of 16 via Facebook messenger, sending them sexually explicit and inappropriate messages from June to September last year.

Prosecutor Leading Senior Constable Heath Dosser said the young girls were from Tasmania, Victoria and Wangaratta and that the accused had groomed one girl from Victoria leading her to engage in the sexualised conversations.

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