WA man charged for child abuse material

A Western Australian man will face court for allegedly possessing child exploitation material, including videos of infants being abused.

A Federal Police investigation was sparked by a report from the United States' National Centre for Missing and Exploited Children, about an internet user in Australia.

The 35-year-old from Canning Vale, in Perth's south, was found to be the suspect uploading digital files onto social media showing children being abused.

Officers from Western Australia's Joint Anti Child Exploitation Team searched the man's home on May 28 and seized electronic devices which allegedly contained child exploitation material.

The man was charged with one count of possessing child abuse material and faces up to 15 years in jail if convicted.

He is expected to appear in Perth Magistrates Court on Friday.

An examination of the seized devices continues and police have not ruled out laying further charges.

AFP Sergeant Joel Van Den Brun said it was distressing to think of any child being abused to satisfy an adult's sexual impulses, but was particularly horrifying for infants to be violated.

"While we have seen an alarming increase in the appetite for child exploitation material, today's outcome is a reminder to the community that your online behaviour is not anonymous and the law will catch up with you," Sergeant Van Den Brun said.