He is expected to appear at Derry Magistrates’ Court on Monday, October 7.
As is usual procedure the charges will be reviewed by the PPS.
The charges are in relation to attempts to abduct child in The Old Fort in the Strathfoyle area around 4.35 pm on Friday afternoon.
A mother said yesterday that Her son told her the suspect offered him £20 to get into the back seat of his car before following him back to his street.
As the terrified child ran home to tell his grandmother what had happened, the man – who had covered his car in boot polish and scrolled his telephone number on the bonnet – was apprehended by neighbours who took his car keys from him, preventing him from leaving.
The schoolboy’s mother, who did not want to be identified, said she has been left “shocked and terrified” by the incident.
And she warned other parents to teach their children about ‘strange danger’.