A 62-year-old Dunedin man has been arrested after a three-month-long operation in relation to suspicious approaches toward children earlier this year.
The man is due to appear in Dunedin District Court tomorrow (Friday 21 December) on a sexual grooming charge.
Detective Sergeant Regan Boucher, of the Dunedin Child Protection Team, says Police are pleased to have made the arrest today.
"We know offending of this nature can cause a lot of concern so we’re very thankful to all those who came forward with information, enabling us to help make our communities safer for all, especially our young people.
“We actively encourage parents to tell their children and young adults to report anything that makes them feel unsafe or uncomfortable.
“Anyone who has concerns for their safety or the safety of their loved ones should call 111 immediately.”
Issued by Police Media Centre