WA man charged after international tip-off

The Australian Federal Police have arrested a man following a tip-off.  Picture: Getty Images
The Australian Federal Police have arrested a man following a tip-off. Picture: Getty Images

A WEST Australian man is about to front court charged with child exploitation offences after an international tip-off to local authorities.

The 31-year-old from Manjimup was arrested after his alleged crimes were first detected by Canadian and US authorities.

He was due to appear in Perth Magistrates Court on Friday charged with one count of possessing child exploitation material and one count of failing to allow access to computer data.

The Australian Federal Police received a referral in June from the Canadian National Child Exploitation Coordination Centre which identified a social media user who had uploaded child exploitation material online.

A subsequent referral from the US National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children provided more details and led to the arrest.

On June 25 police executed a search warrant at his Manjimup address, south of Perth, and seized two mobile phones.

Police will allege that the man used the phones to access, download and store child exploitation material.

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