Coodanup man charged with child exploitation offences

A Coodanup man was been charged with online child exploitation. Photo: File image.
A Coodanup man was been charged with online child exploitation. Photo: File image.

A Coodanup man has been charged with online child exploitation offences.

An investigation into the 35-year-old was launched after a New South Wales parent made a complaint to police about interactions between their 14-year-old daughter and a man she met on an online gaming platform.

The man arrested in his home on Wednesday, September 2, following a search warrant executed by WA Joint Anti-Child Exploitation Team (WA-JACET) detectives.

Police allege the man sent 1000 text messages and made 200 phone calls to the girl.

It will be further alleged the man was aware of the girl's age while engaging in conversations of a sexual nature with her.

He has been charged with two counts of intent to procure a person believed to be under 16 years for sexual activity and 12 counts of intent to expose a person under 16 years to indecent matter.

He was due to appear in Mandurah Magistrates Court on Friday, October 16.

The WA-JACET comprises members of the Western Australia Police Force and Australian Federal Police.

The Joint Anti-Child Exploitation Teams across the country are Australia's frontline in tackling, disrupting and prosecuting this insidious industry that causes significant harm to children in our community.

Members of the public who have any information about people involved in child exploitation material are urged to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.