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Man 'groomed girls as young as 12-years-old on Snapchat'

Darren Edwards, of Dundee, is facing 13 charges relating to nine young girls.

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A man has been accused of grooming underage girls on Snapchat before having sex with two of them.

Darren Edwards, of Whitfield Gardens, Dundee, is facing 13 charges relating to nine young girls.

The 20-year-old is alleged to have sent indecent images via Snapchat, encouraged some to send sexual images of themselves to him as well as "discussing sexual topics" with them.

The girls involved ranged from 12 to 16-years-old.

The offences are said to have taken place at various address and locations in Dundee.

Edwards made a brief appearance in private on petition at Dundee Sheriff Court.

He made no plea and the case was continued for further examination.

Edwards was remanded in custody and is expected to appear in court again next week.

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