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Melbourne man sentenced to jail for attempting to groom children online

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A 25-year-old Melbourne man was today (19 April 2021) jailed for five years and six months after pleading guilty to using live video chat to record explicit conversations with children on the applications Snapchat and Omegle.  

The man was arrested on 24 January 2020, after investigators from the Victorian Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team (JACET) – a partnership between the Australian Federal Police and Victoria Police – executed a search warrant at his Lalor home in Melbourne’s northern suburbs.

During the search warrant, investigators seized electronic devices which were found to contain child abuse material relating to multiple children. Police also seized clothing and furniture items which were visible in the recorded video…



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