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Hunter man charged with alleged child grooming offences

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A Hunter man has been charged over the alleged grooming of two teenage girls in Glen Oak.

Detectives from the Port Stephens-Hunter Police District stopped a vehicle on Clarence Town Road in Glen Oak after midday yesterday in relation to reports of a man allegedly grooming a 15 and 16-year-old girl.

A 51-year-old man was arrested and taken to Raymond Terrace Police Station.

Officers executed a search warrant at a home in Glen Oak, where police seized electronic items, drugs, firearms and ammunition, which will undergo forensic examination.

Following inquiries, the man was charged with groom child for unlawful sexual activity, possess child abuse material, three counts of possess prohibited drug, possess or use a prohibited weapon without permit and six counts of holder of Category A or B licence not have approved storage.

He was refused bail to appear at Raymond Terrace Local Court today.

Anyone with concerns about suspected child abuse or exploitation should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

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