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RTÉ employee 'attempted to engage in sexual activity with a 13-year-old girl'
He will remain in custody overnight.

The man travelled to Leeds on Saturday.

An RTÉ employee has been charged by police in the UK with attempting to engage in sexual activity with a 13-year-old girl.

It's understood that the man travelled to Leeds on Saturday when he was confronted by a group of people who had created a fake online profile of a 13-year-old girl.

The group alerted the police and the man was arrested shortly after.

He was questioned by police and charged with encouraging a girl to engage in sexual activity.

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He will remain in custody overnight and will appear in front of Leeds Magistrates Court on Monday morning where he will be formally charged.

In a statement read out on the nine o'clock RTÉ News, RTÉ said: "RTÉ has been made aware of this matter which is being dealt with by Yorkshire Police forces in the United Kingdom and no further comment will be made at this time."

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