A convicted sex offender has been arrested after allegedly posing as a teenager on Instagram and trying to solicit sex with a child.
Keith Thompson was charged by Wodonga detectives on Sunday.
The 67-year-old is facing 11 offences, including grooming with the intent to procure a sexual act by fraud, and portraying himself as an 18-year-old bisexual girl on Instragram.
Police allege Thompson intended for a sexual act to occur with a child victim as a result of his false representations.
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He has also been charged with failing to comply with his reporting conditions, and failing to give police details of his Instagram and other online accounts.
The Wodonga Magistrates Court heard there were concerns for his safety in custody, and he will return to court on November 4.