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Case of sexual offences against a minor adjourned

THE case of a man who pleaded guilty to a number of sexual offences against children has been adjourned to February 3 next year.

The court has placed a suppression order on the identity of the man, aged 40, who allegedly assaulted a 13-year-old girl at a Scout camp in Grafton.

The man's solicitor entered guilty pleas for three sexual offences and not guilty pleas for four others. He also pleaded guilty to three firearms offences and not guilty to five others.

Police arrested the man in January and raided a property in South Grafton in January where they seized a computer and other electronic items.

Forensic tests allegedly revealed child abuse material and video of children aged under 16 engaged in private acts.

Police said the case highlighted the need for parents to educate children about the dangers of social media.

Police allege the man groomed the girl on a social networking site then assaulted her twice while he was volunteering at the camp.

The girl's mother contacted police when she found evidence of the communications on her computer.

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Topics:  nsw police, sexual assault, social media




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