THREE MID NORTH COAST MEN CHARGED BY STRIKE FORCE TRAWLER

Strike Force Trawler detectives have charged three mid north coast men with child exploitation offences.

The youngest, a 21-year-old man, was arrested at a Port Macquarie home early this morning, after allegedly uploading child abuse material to social media.

Police say at the time, he believed he was in conversation with an older man, jointly planning sexually explicit acts with a nine-year-old boy.

Two other men, police say they caught in similar stings, were also arrested.

They’re due to face court next month.