US man, Aust girl met via Snapchat: court

Faith Castro
May 19, 2017

However, with the good inevitably comes the bad - namely how social media can have a detrimental impact on our children.

A convicted killer accused of meeting a 16-year-old Sydney girl on Snapchat and enticing her to his home in the United States for sex, is now behind bars in NY after being refused bail.

The girl was then taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital before being placed into the care of Family and Community Services.

A missing Australian school girl has been found living in a NY basement with a convicted killer who is accused of grooming her for sex on Snapchat.

Agents got a tip-off from Aussie authorities on May 11, that the girl, who had been reported missing by her parents was spotted in Queens, NYPD officers went to his mother's home and they were found trying to hide in the basement.

And, as reports, this happens to be the same day that U.S. police assert that the teen landed in Los Angeles International Airport (she is reported to have been met there by Price in a rented auto, with the pair then driving more than 12,000km to New York).

The raid on Price's house occurred on May 11, the same day Australian authorities alerted U.S. police.

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The Australian Federal Police (AFP) and NSW Police Force (NSWPF) are now investigating the circumstances which surround the girl's arrival to Australia and the reported incidents since that time, including sexual assaults.

Price has been charged with a number of offences including third degree rape.

The girl has since returned to her Australia, police said.

Specialist detectives from the NSW Police Sex Crimes Squad have also formed Strike Force Stockall to investigate the circumstances surrounding her ordeal.

When NYPD officers raided the home of 39-year-old Sean Price in the NY borough of Queens last week, they allegedly discovered Price and the 16-year-old girl, from Sydney's upper north shore, hiding in the basement of the property.

Brooklyn Federal Magistrate Judge Viktor Pohorelsky denied Price bail, despite Price offering the house he shared with his mother as surety.

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