A Queensland government IT worker will serve three months in jail after being caught in a police sting attempting to procure children for sex.
An IT worker employed by Queensland’s Department of Education who used social media in an attempt to seduce whom he thought was a 14-year-old girl will spend three months in jail.
Arthur Borg, 51, was on Friday convicted of using a carriage service to groom a person under 16 years and using the internet to procure children under 16 years.
The prosecution had told the court Borg used Facebook and other social networking websites in an attempt to seduce whom he believed was a 14-year-old girl, and had communicated with her online using an avatar on a number of occasions in February last year.
But the education department employee was unaware he was the subject of a police sting and that he had been communicating with an officer posing online as a young girl.
Borg was arrested after he arranged to meet the “girl” at a train station in Brisbane’s north.
Brisbane District Court judge Brian Harrison imposed an 18-month sentence to be suspended after three months is served.