A West Australian man who allegedly made dozens of false police reports and posted racist comments online is facing charges.
Jason Paul Murtagh, 49, is alleged to have made 34 calls to WA Police between November 2016 and January 2020, most of which were to report racially motivated assaults taking place.
Police deployed officers under emergency conditions following some of the calls, only to find no evidence of any such incidents.
It's alleged he also posted online content between April and August this year which was derogatory towards specific members of the community based on their race, nationality or religion.
Police say the content included false claims suggesting he had family members in public officer positions that held the same beliefs as him.
State security investigation detectives last month searched an East Fremantle home and arrested Murtagh, seizing several items of interest.
He has been charged with conduct likely to racially harass and 34 counts of creating false belief and is due to face Fremantle Magistrates Court on Tuesday.
WA Police said racially motivated comments were often posted anonymously but police were committed to prosecuting such offenders.
"The content we are alleging was posted by the accused man has no place in our community, and it is not reflective of the views held by members of the diverse and multi-cultural community we are all proud to be part of," a spokesperson said.