Updated: 20/11/17 : 06:36:54
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RTÉ producer on underage sex charge in UK

An RTÉ employee, understood to be a producer, is to appear in a UK court today to face charges of attempting to engage or incite sexual activity with a girl under 16.

It is understood that the man travelled to Leeds on Friday, where he was confronted by a group of men who had created a fake online profile appearing to be that of a 13-year-old girl.

He was later arrested by British police.

Police in Leeds have confirmed they were called yesterday to deal with reports of a man attempting to engage or incite sexual activity with a child in Leeds.

He will remain in custody tonight before appearing at Leeds Magistrates court tomorrow to face formal charges.

RTÉ issued a statement yesterday, which read: "RTÉ has been made aware of this matter, which is being dealt with by the Yorkshire Police Force in the United Kingdom."

RTÉ said that it will not be commenting further.

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