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Man charged with sexual abuse of 15yo girl he met on social media

MACQUARIE NATIONAL NEWS
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A 35-year-old man has been charged with sexually abusing a 15-year-old girl he met on social media in the north of NSW.

The man was arrested at a home in Armidale on Thursday, after detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad received reports he had sexually abused a teenage girl.

Police allege the man offered the girl money and drugs for sex.

He’s been charged with seven offences, including performing a body piercing on the nipples of a child, producing child abuse material, and aggravated sexual assault.

After executing a search warrant on the Armidale property, police seized several items including drug paraphernalia and electronic storage devices.

The man was refused bail to appear at Armidale Local Court today.

MACQUARIE NATIONAL NEWS
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