The Courier-Mail

BMX star fights kid porn rap

- CRAIG DUNLOP

BMX star Rhys Kember is fighting allegation­s of sexual grooming almost a year after he was arrested.

Kember, 33, was appearing in TV ads, worked as a stuntman in the Fast & Furious movies and hoped to compete at the Tokyo Olympics when he was arrested in May 2020.

In the ACT Magistrate’s Court, Kember (inset) pleaded not guilty to all 10 charges. He now lives in Queensland, and will face trial later this year or early 2022.

The charges include two of online sexual grooming of a person under 16, two of online sexual procuremen­t of a person under 16, and six related to child abuse material and child pornograph­y.

The child abuse material and child pornograph­y charges stem from a search of his phone and the courts have previously heard they relate to photos of teenage girls.

The underage grooming and sexual procuremen­t charges relate to an allegation he offered to buy alcohol for a teenage girl in exchange for oral sex.

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