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"Popular" Irish Musician Arrested For Alleged 'Child Grooming' Incident

By Darragh Berry

January 28, 2018 at 11:26am


The Irish Mirror states that a man - who was arrested after allegedly going to meet up with a 14-year-old for sex - was a former member of a "popular Irish band".

The man is believed to have used a false name and exchanged messages on Grindr. 

A PSNI spokesman said: “Police arrested a 32-year-old male in the Glengall Street area of Belfast on Tuesday January, 16 on suspicion of attempting to meet a child following sexual grooming and attempted sexual communication with a child. The man was interviewed at Musgrave station before being released on bail pending further police inquiries.”

The man in questioned  "asked sexual questions including asking the size of [the boy's] penis," while also stating that they could do stuff in the car.

He also asked if the boy's younger brother - who was 12 - would like to join in.

Both boy's were decoy accounts. 

The Irish Independent reported ten days ago that a vigilante group in the north of the country caught a man who intended to have sex with a minor. 

The man - who travelled from Dublin to Belfast - had sent the boy a number of messages but the child was in fact an 'adult decoy' set up by the group. 

When the group confronted the man, they said that he "assaulted a number of members", as well as yelling for help.

A video of the group confronting him was recorded live and was posted to social media.

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