Mark Heaney will be sentenced on Monday.
Mark Heaney will be sentenced on Monday.

Former AFL boss to be sentenced for child sex grooming

FORMER AFL regional manager Mark Heaney will be sentenced on Monday over the online grooming of a child.

The 43-year-old was in charge of the AFL's Northern NSW operations when he was arrested at Coffs Harbour in 2012.

He has pleaded guilty to one count of using a carriage service to groom a person under 16 years of age.

Three other charges were withdrawn last year.

The sentence will be handed down in the Coffs Harbour District Court.


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