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RTÉ staff member due in court in Leeds charged with planning to have sex with teenage girl

It’s understood the man travelled to the English city at the weekend,


AN IRISH MAN is set to appear in court in Leeds later today charged with attempting to engage in sexual activity with a person he believed to be a 13-year-old girl.

The man travelled to the English city at the weekend, where he was confronted by a group of people who had set up a fake online profile.

He is due to appear before Leeds Magistrates Court later.

RTÉ issued a statement last night, following a number of media enquiries, confirming the man was an employee of the State broadcaster.

It added:

RTÉ has been made aware of this matter, which is being dealt with by the Yorkshire Police Force in the United Kingdom.

West Yorkshire Police confirmed a man in his 50s had been charged with “attempting to meet a child under 16-years of age following grooming” and “attempting to incite a child to engage in sexual activity”.

He was arrested in Leeds on Saturday (18 November). He has been remanded in custody to appear at Leeds Magistrates Court today.

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