Arrest after Lockridge Incident

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Child Abuse Squad detectives have charged a 39 year old man as a result of an incident in Lockridge on Tuesday 27 December 2016.

About 9:20am, Regional Investigations Unit officers conducting patrols sighted a vehicle parked at Rosher Park. They located the man and a 15 year old girl in the back seat of the vehicle.

It will be alleged during a search of the vehicle police located condoms and a mobile phone containing conversations of a sexual nature with girls under 16 years of age.

Child Abuse Squad detectives took carriage of the investigation and detectives executed a search warrant at the man’s Lockridge home where they seized a computer.

The man was charged with Using Electronic Communication to Expose a Child under 16 years to Indecent Matter and is due to appear before the Midland Magistrates Court later this month.

If you are or have been a victim of child sexual abuse, or if you have information about someone being abused, please contact police on 131 444.