Man, 34, arrested and released on bail after confronted by paedophile sting group at Farndon address
A man has been arrested and released on bail after being confronted by a paedophile sting group at his address in Farndon.
A video posted on social media shows the man and his partner being approached on film, with him being accused of attempting to incite 14-year-old girls in sexual activity.
He was also accused of sending sexual images of himself and asking for them in return.
Police received a report from an online activist group at around 9pm on Wednesday, October 28, who were outside of the Farndon address.
Officers attended and arrested a 34-year-old man on suspicion of inciting sexual activity with a child and sending indecent images to a child.
He has since been released on bail while in investigation continues.
Detective Superintendent Andy Gowan, of Nottinghamshire Police, said: “The safeguarding of children and young people is a priority for Nottinghamshire Police.
“We have always responded positively to information provided by members of the public, including online child sexual abuse activist groups (OCAGs) and that will not change.
“The activity of OCAGs will always be at their own discretion and we do not share intelligence with them.
“We do not endorse OCAGs confronting people. This is because police officers have powers of enforcement and are also trained and experienced in dealing with a wide variety of issues which could arise, particularly if the situation starts to escalate.
“Police officers also ensure that safeguarding is in place for people at an address if needed as well as dealing with concerns in the immediate community.”
This is now an active police investigation. Please do not do or write anything on social media that would prejudice this inquiry, or you yourself could be prosecuted.
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