Detectives from the Police Service of Northern Ireland’s Child Sexual Exploitation team have charged a 53-year-old man with a number of offences, following a pro-active policing operation in the Ballymoney area.
The charges include; causing or inciting child between 13 and 16 to engage in sexual activity, attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming, intentionally encouraging or assisting the distribution of indecent photographs or pseudo photographs of children.
He is further charged with sexual communication with a child, two counts of attempted sexual communication with a child and attempting to arrange or facilitate the commission of a sex offence against a child.
The man is due to appear before Coleraine Magistrates’ Court today, Friday 25th February.
As is usual procedure, all charges will be reviewed by the Public Prosecution Service.