Strike Force Trawler Detectives have charged a Maitland man with alleged child procurement offences.
Police began investigating the 36-year-old in March after he reportedly shared sexually explicit material and engaged in explicit conversations with them online, believing he was speaking with 13-year-old girl.
The man also reportedly arranged to meet the girl in person.
Police arrested him at Waratah Train Station yesterday morning before seizing a computer, phones and a hard drive from his home in a raid.
The man fronted Newcastle Court yesterday where he was refused bail, he’ll appear in court again today.