It reports on the 25 investigations into online grooming completed by the Queensland Police in the period June 2003 and September 2004 under the code name Task Force Argos.The purpose of this study is to better understand how online grooming offences are committed and how they can be policed.While the relevant laws vary across Australia, the possible charges fall into four categories: .The Act inserted section 218A into the Queensland Criminal Code.
The adult might strike up a conversation which very soon progresses to a sexually explicit topic.
The investigations involved police officers posing as girls aged between 13 and 16 accessing the internet in order to uncover adults who were seeking to procure children online for sexual activity.
The results of this study show the aggressive and rapid way that children are targeted by adults for sexual purposes.
A police officer, posing as a 14-year-old girl, was asked by S to meet with him in Brisbane so that he could photograph her nude and have sex with her.
In conversations between S and the undercover police officer, S claimed to have photographed underage girls in the nude and to have some 66,000 images.
Whether or not it is an offence depends on the available law.