Detectives executed a search warrant at the man’s Roiko Road property on Thursday, April 22, where they collected computers, mobile phones and a camera as evidence.
Police are warning parents to be vigilant when it comes to children’s screen time and make sure they are aware of who they are talking to on social media.
“Smart devices and social media have become part of our children’s lives and they have strongly influenced how our children create, share and exchange information with others,” Queensland Police said in a statement.
“Unfortunately, these same devices and applications have been embraced by sex offenders, who have proven to be exceptionally skilled at using them to gain access to children.”
The Mareeba man was granted conditional bail and is due to face court on May 10.