Online predator charged

A BALDIVIS man has been arrested after he used social media to communicate with a young girl in a sexual manner.

Western Australia Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team officers arrested the 23-year-old after an investigation into his online activities.

The man has been charged with one count each of exposing a child under 16 to indecent matter and procuring a child under 16 to engage in sexual activity and is due to appear in Rockingham Magistrates Court today.

JACET is a taskforce between the Australian Federal Police and WA Police to combat online child sexual exploitation.

If you have any information relating to child abuse or exploitation, contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Further safety tips can be found at www.police.wa.gov.au and www.thinkuknow.org.au.