An Australian man has been charged with having sex with a child after investigators at Australian Federal Police found he had been maintaining a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl in Vietnam.
Stefan Bobko, 59, of Altona Meadows, was arrested Monday after stepping off a flight from Vietnam, according to Australian news report.
Australian police said in a statement that Bobko made several trips to Asia in the past year to have sex with the girl.
Border officers also found child exploitation material on his phone.
Bobko appeared in the Melbourne Magistrates Court on Friday but was bailed to return in the same court on March 11.
The offense carries a maximum penalty of 15 years in jail under local laws, which is the same as stated by Vietnam’s Penal Code.