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Armagh man arrested on suspicion of sexual grooming of child released on bail

The 20-year-old was arrested last Saturday evening

A man arrested in Armagh on suspicion of trying to meet a child after sexual grooming has been released on police bail.

The 20-year-old was arrested in a housing estate in the city on Saturday, December 23.

He was originally arrested on suspicion of attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming and attempted sexual communication with a child.

Police have confirmed that inquiries into the matter are “ongoing”.

Last Saturday night, an online justice group was preparing to call at a house in the Armagh area when police arrived at the same time.

The group claimed that the police were alerted by someone inside the property after three cars pulled up, including representatives from the justice group and another similar group which was assisting in this instance.

The group alleged that an individual had been communicating with a decoy who had been posing as an 11-year-old girl and explicit pictures and videos had been sent to the decoy.

They also alleged that the suspect had claimed in communications with the decoy of having had sex with a 12-year-old girl the previous evening.

All materials have been shared with the police.

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