RCMP have arrested a 33-year-old man for allegedly trying to buy sex with a little girl in Kamloops.

According to police, the man sent a text message to another person, asking to be provided with a three- to five-year-old girl for sex, adding that he’d pay for the service by way of a finder’s fee.

The recipient of the text message immediately called police, said Sgt. Scott Wilson.

“That same evening, the suspect attended a residence in Kamloops believing he was there to meet a young child for sex,” Wilson said.

“The male was subsequently arrested.”

The man is known to police and remains in custody.