A Christchurch man has been arrested for allegedly contacting mothers online and offering cash to perform sex on their children.
Matthew Garland Kelly, 21, was due to appear at Christchurch District Court today facing 16 charges, including child abuse imagery offences, which allegedly occurred between December 2013 and August 18 last year.
He was granted a registrar's remand without having to appear before a judge today.
Kelly, of the Halswell suburb, will have to appear in court on November 3. He did not apply for name suppression.
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Charging documents outline the police allegations against him.
Two charges of a similar nature claim that on February 12 last year he had online conversations with two women.
During their online chats, he offered them money to get "alone time" with their children. He then allegedly described the sexual acts he would perform on them "knowing that the publication is objectionable".
Police also allege that on August 10 last year, Kelly paid a woman to sexually violate her 1-year-old son and film the act.
A week later, he was allegedly caught in possession of the video.
Kelly also faces charges of possessing and uploading child porn images and videos, including a bestiality video, online.
He is also accused of having an online Facebook conversation where he allegedly posted images of babies and young children and described the sexual acts "he has and wants to perform on them knowing that the publication is objectionable".