Man to face trial following new Internet crime laws
Source: ABC News Online
Date: December 16, 2003
A 23-year-old Brisbane man has been committed to stand trial in the Queensland District Court charged with using the Internet in an attempt to procure a child for sex.
The case represents one of the first prosecutions under new laws.
Irfaan Azeen Mohammed from Carindale on Brisbane's southside was arrested by police at the Southbank Parklands earlier this year.
It is alleged he had organised to meet a 13-year-old girl he had met in an Internet chat room after discussing sexual acts.
The court heard a police officer from the Crime and Misconduct Commission was acting as the girl.
Brendan Ryan for Mohammed submitted his client had no case to answer because the prosecution had not proved an intent to procure a child for sex. But magistrate Jim Herlihy said that is a question for a jury and committed Mohammed to trial in the District Court on a date to be fixed.
Mohammed has pleaded not guilty.
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