Man charged after chatting online about sexually assaulting nine-year-old girl

A Sydney man has been arrested after allegedly chatting online with undercover police about sexually assaulting a nine-year-old girl.

Detectives began engaging with the 43-year-old Northern Beaches man in February.

Police allege the suspect spoke about wanting to commit sex acts on a child. Source: NSW Police

Police will allege in court the man believed he was speaking with a 40-year-old male relative of a nine-year-old girl, and talked about sexual acts he wanted to perform on the child and for the male relative to perform on the child.

The man was arrested outside a Collaroy Plateau business on Thursday morning. Source: NSW Police

He was arrested outside a Collaroy Plateau business on Thursday morning and detectives seized electronic devices from a Scotland Island property shortly after.

The man is due to face the Parramatta Bail Court later on Friday charged with accessory before the fact to an attempted sexual intercourse with a child under 10, and seven counts of using a carriage service to transmit, publish or promote child porn.

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