The Western Australia Joint Anti-Child Exploitation Team (WA-JACET) has charged a 27-year-old Yokine man with two counts of Use Communication with Intent to expose a person believed to be under 16 years to indecent matter.
The man is due to appear before the Perth Magistrates Court today, 28 February 2020 and it will be alleged in court that during February 2020, the man utilised a social media platform to converse with person he believed to be a young girl. It is further alleged he sent naked images and messages of a sexually explicit nature to the girl.
The maximum penalty for this offence is five years’ imprisonment.
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 the most vulnerable in our community – our children.
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.