An East Providence man is facing charges after police say he molested a 13-year-old child he met online.
21-year-old Andrew DaSilva was arrested Saturday. He's charged with first-degree child molestation.
East Providence police launched an investigation after a parent reported that DaSilva may have sexually assaulted her child.
During the investigation, police learned that DaSilva was also under investigation in Burrillville after he solicited what he believed was a 13-year-old child for sex over social media. The child in that case was actually an undercover officer.
On Saturday, the officer, posing as the 13-year-old, arranged to meet with DaSilva at a nearby Burger King. DaSilva fled the restaurant when officers approached him. He was apprehended nearby.
It's unclear whether DaSilva has a lawyer.