Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Sexual Predator Jailed; 27-Year-Old Behind Bars for Internet Grooming

Newspaper article News Mail Bundaberg Qld.

Sexual Predator Jailed; 27-Year-Old Behind Bars for Internet Grooming

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Byline: Vanessa Marsh

A MAN who admitted C[pounds sterling]groomingC[yen] what he thought was a 14-year-old girl over the internet spent the first night of a 18-month prison sentence, of which he will serve four, behind bars last night.

Avishkar Keratram, 27, last week pleaded guilty to one charge of unlawful stalking and another of using the internet to expose indecent matter to a child under 16.

Police prosecutor Sergeant Barry Stevens told the court on Thursday a police officer assumed the identity of a 14-year-old girl and C[pounds sterling]friendedC[yen] Keratram on Facebook.

He was yesterday sentenced in Bundaberg Magistrates Court.

The court had been told that in June last year, Keratram had sexually explicit conversations with what he thought was a teenage girl.

He had also been charged with stalking after he waved to a 15-year-old girl who was walking to school along George St on February 22.

Although the girl ignored him, Keratram went up to the girl and began speaking to her. …

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