A Port Macquarie man has faced court after being charged as part of the statewide police operation Strike Force Trawler.
Blake James Studders, 23, of Lindfield Park Road appeared in Port Macquarie Local Court on August 14.
He was charged with using a carriage service to transmit indecent communication with a person under 16 years of age.
The charge relates to an incident that occurred between March and April 2019.
Police will allege detectives from the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad's Child Exploitation Internet Unit (CEIU) began engaging online with Studders as a part of its Strike Force Trawler campaign.
Police will allege Studders believed he was speaking with a 14-year-old girl and engaged in conversations about sexually explicit acts he wished to perform on the child.
It will be alleged investigators executed a search warrant at a Port Macquarie address and seized several electronic devices.
Studders was represented by Mr McKenzie.
His bail conditions continued and included surrendering his passport. The conditions also include not to actively communicate directly or indirectly with any person under 16 years of age other than immediate family members.
Strike Force Trawler is an ongoing investigation by the CEIU into the sexual abuse and exploitation of children facilitated through the internet and related telecommunications devices.
Regular covert online investigations are conducted by the CEIU; and police in NSW work closely with their law-enforcement colleagues interstate and overseas.