Ontario Provincial Police have charged a 24-year-old Petawawa man with engaging in an unlawful text conversation with an 11-year-old boy.

Police say they began a child sexual abuse investigation after receiving a complaint about the text conversation.

Officers arrested the suspect on Thursday and charged him with one count each of internet luring of a child and invitation to sexual touching.

The accused remained in custody as he awaited a bail hearing in Pembroke scheduled for Friday.

Police continue to investigate.