Former Mandurah police Sergeant pleads guilty to child sex charges

A former Mandurah police Sergeant will be sentenced later this year after pleading guilty to five child sex offences.

Andrew James Maher, 42, pleaded guilty to two counts of exposing a child under 13 years of age to indecent matter, and three counts of using electronic communication with intent to expose a person under 16 years of age to indecent matter, when he appeared in the Perth District Court on April 26.

Six charges of using electronic communication with intent to expose a person under 16 years of age to indecent matter were discontinued.

He is due to reappear in the Perth District Court for a sentence mention on May 31.

Maher was arrested after an investigation by the Child Abuse Squad.

The offences were allegedly committed on October 2 and 3, 2017.