A 30-year-old Ottawa man has been charged for allegedly requesting to have sex with a woman and her two young children.

Police say they began an online investigation where an undercover police officer posed as a woman.

Police said the man then engaged in a conversation with the officer and asked to have sex with “her” and two young children.

The man was arrested at a downtown hotel on Friday where he allegedly arranged to meet the mother and children.

The man has been charged with two counts of possession of child pornography and three counts of arranging to commit a sexual offence against a child.

He was scheduled to appear in court Saturday for a bail hearing.