MAN CHARGED OVER ALLEGATIONS OF CHILD GROOMING

A Mid North Coast man has been charged over allegations he attempted to groom a 13-year-old girl online.

Detectives arrested the 38-year-old at Wauchope on Thursday afternoon, with officers seizing a mobile phone and laptop during a search of a nearby home.

It’s alleged the man had engaged in online conversations with the teenager about sexually explicit acts.

He’ll appear in Port Macquarie Local Court in June, having been granted conditional bail.