Groom­ing-sting man charged

Kentish Express Ashford & District - - Closure Sadness -

A 40-year-old man has been charged with groom­ing af­ter a con­fronta­tion in­volv­ing a vig­i­lante group.

Ronnie Ar­gle, from Kingsnorth, was ar­rested by police fol­low­ing the in­ci­dent last Thurs­day night, in which he was ap­proached and ques­tioned, while be­ing videoed by two women from a group of so-called ‘pae­dophile hunters’. The ex­change was posted on­line.

Ar­gle has been charged with three counts of at­tempt­ing to en­gage in sex­ual com­mu­ni­ca­tion with a child, and ap­peared at Med­way Mag­is­trates’ Court, via video link, last Fri­day. The police said: “Ronnie Ar­gle re­mains in cus­tody and in­quiries are on­go­ing.”

Ar­gle is due to ap­pear at Can­ter­bury Crown Court on Fri­day, De­cem­ber 22.

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