A 20-year-old Hutt Valley man has been ordered off the
internet after allegedly inappropriately contacting young
girls on a social networking website.
The man, who has been granted interim name suppression,
appeared in the Lower Hutt District Court today facing two
Police say the man threatened to disclose naked pictures of
an 11-year-old girl if she stopped communicating with him, as
well as travelling to the girl with the intent of committing
Judge Ian Mill bailed the man to his home, but ordered he
stay away from the internet and not permit anyone else to use
the internet on his behalf. He was also ordered not to
contact the complainants.
The man was arrested yesterday after allegedly using fake
Facebook profiles to send inappropriate messages to at least
two young girls.
Police investigated after a girl in the Hutt Valley area laid
a complaint last week.
The man had allegedly created at least three fictitious
profiles to send the messages, which Detective Kylee Cusin
said had "a sexual undertone".
One of the profiles was under the false name of Nick Davis
and featured a fake photo.
Ms Cusin said two teenagers had laid complaints and it was
more than likely the offender had contacted others.
Police have called for any young women who have been
inappropriately contacted by "Nick Davis" on Facebook to get
Wellington police spokesman Nick Bohm said police had
identified a number of profiles allegedly belonging to the
"When you look at the number of people that those profiles
are in contact with, there's a potential pool there that is