Cops pose as MUMS in undercover sting to snare suspected paedophiles ‘who wanted to perform sick sex acts on their “daughters” as young as eight’
- Four men between 35 and 61 were arrested in an undercover police sting
- Detectives posed as the mothers of young girls online to snare paedophiles
- Matthew Boys, 61, of Lethbridge Park, was allegedly talking to ’35-year-old mum’
- Cyril Bussey, 57, of Taree, alleged thought he was speaking to 8-year-old’s mum
- David Hall, 54, is accused of having sexual conversations with a nine-year-old
- Jamie Roy McKeay, 32, was also charged in the sting operation
Published: 19:22 EDT, 9 July 2019 | Updated: 21:41 EDT, 9 July 2019
Four alleged paedophiles have been busted in an undercover police sting after officers posed as the mothers of young girls online.
NSW detectives charged the men in the last three weeks following a two-month operation on online child exploitation across the state.
Matthew Boys, 61, from Lethbridge Park, had been allegedly communicating with who he believed was the 35-year-old mother of a nine-year-old girl.
Matthew Boys, 61, from Lethbridge Park, had been allegedly communicating with who he believed was the 35-year-old mother of a nine-year-old girl
Police allege during conversations Boys had told the mother and child of sexual acts he wanted to perform on them.
He is due in court on August 22.
Cyril Bussey, 57, from Taree, was also arrested after allegedly engaging in sexual conversations with officers posing as the mother of an eight-year-old girl.
He allegedly told the mum what he wanted to do to her child and had planned to meet them for sex.
Erskine Park man David Hall, 54, is accused of engaging in sexually explicit conversations with a nine-year-old and her mother and had planned to meet them for sex.
Police also charged Jamie Roy McKeay, 32, after he allegedly had sexual conversations with detectives posing as a 14-year-old girl.
All four men were charged with child sex offences and have been refused bail. They are due to face court in coming months.
Mobile phones, USB drives and other electronic devices were also seized in some of the arrests and will undergo forensic examination, police said.
Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad Commander, Detective Superintendent John Kerlatec, has urged parents to speak with their children about the dangers online.
Cyril Bussey (left) 57, from Taree, was also busted after allegedly engaging in sexual conversations with officers posing as the mother of an eight-year-old girl. Erskine Park man David Hall (right) 54, allegedly planned to meet with a nine-year-old and her mother for sex
Police also charged Jamie Roy McKeay, 32, after he had allegedly sexual conversations with a detectives posing as a 14-year-old girl
‘It’s important to speak to your child about the dangers associated with online conversations and know what your child is doing online,’ Det Supt Kerlatec said in a statement.
‘With children currently on school holidays, it’s a timely reminder to keep an eye on how much time your child is spending on the internet, what websites they are visiting, and who they may be speaking with.
‘Not only should young people be very careful about providing personal information details to a person they only know in an online environment, they should never organise to meet as doing so may place them at further risk of harm.
‘If they encounter something or someone they are not comfortable with, we encourage them to speak to someone they trust, who can then let our investigators know.’
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