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Salisbury man charged after trying to meet with teenage girl

Salisbury man charged after trying to meet with teenage girl

Published by Jack Deery at 5:35pm 14th February 2020.

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It's believed Nigel McDermott, 52, of Hawks Ridge in Harnham, tried to meet with a 13 year-old girl for sex.

He has been charged with engaging in sexual communication with a child.

The builders merchant allegedly attempted to meet with the girl in Crawley, Sussex, after coming into contact online. 

He believed it was a 13 year-old, but it was in fact a police officer after an intelligence led investigation by the Sussex Police Paedophile Online Investigation Team.

McDermott appeared at Crawley Magistrates today (Friday 14th February) and did not enter a plea. 

He was released on conditional court bail, to appear at Lewes Crown Court on the 13th March.

Communications devices were seized when officers arrested McDermott in a car park in Crawley, on Wednesday 12th February.

Enquiries have confirmed that no child was at risk.

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