Man Charged For Allegedly Procuring An 11-Year-Old Girl For Sex

A Sydney man has been charged with allegedly procuring a child for sex.

Detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad's Child Exploitation Internet Unit were alerted to the eastern suburbs man when he allegedly began chatting online with an 11-year-old girl from regional NSW.

They then began conversing with him online. The man allegedly believed he was speaking with the 11-year-old and engaged in conversations about sexually explicit acts he wished to perform on her before making arrangements to meet with the girl for sex.

The 40-year-old man was arrested at Central Railway Station just after 1.30pm on Monday. He was charged with using a carriage service to procure a person under 16 years of age.

He was refused bail and is expected to appear at Central Local Court on Tuesday.