Gary McGuigan

A Charlottetown man faces four charges that he attempted to lure a girl over Facebook, says deputy police chief Gary McGuigan. (CBC)

A 39-year-old Charlottetown area man faces four charges in connection with a child luring investigation that began last month.

Charlottetown Police say the man first made contact with a girl under the age 16 by asking to be her friend on Facebook. Police believe the girl thought she knew the person who was making the request.

Deputy police chief Gary McGuigan said the man faces two charges of luring a child under 16 and two charges of agreeing or arranging a sexual offence with someone under the age of 16.

The man was arrested Wednesday and was released under a number of conditions, including a prohibition on any kind of contact with the victim. The conditions also include keeping away from areas where children are present.

"Any public swimming areas where persons under the age of 16 years are present or could reasonably be expected to be present," said McGuigan.

"He is to abstain from volunteering where he would be involved with people under the age of 16, and he is also to abstain from using a computer system for the purpose of communicating with any persons under the age of 16."

The man will appear in court again on Sep. 4.