Police from Queensland’s child protection unit have lured a Victorian man to Queensland after posing online as an underage girl.
Queensland police have posed as a 14-year-old girl to catch a Victorian man, 38, intending to have sex with her.
Officers from the child protection unit Taskforce Argos used the ruse online and began chatting to the man in June.
They say he travelled to Brisbane on Friday to have sex at a hotel.
But police intercepted him at a railway station and raided the hotel room.
Victorian police also searched the man’s home and seized computer equipment.
The man has been charged with six counts of using the internet to procure a person under 16 and one count of grooming a child.
He is due to appear in the Brisbane Magistrates Court on Monday.