A woman will appear in court charged with impersonating someone who has not been seen since she vanished in 1981 when she was a toddler.
Katrice Lee disappeared on her second birthday while she was on a shopping trip with her family at a NAAFI store near the British Army base in Paderborn, Germany, where her father Richard was serving.
Mr Lee, from Hartlepool, said someone had been impersonating his daughter on social media.
A woman will now appear in court.
Mr Lee tweeted: “I unfortunately cannot say anymore, but will update you as and when.”
Merseyside Police said 40-year-old Heidi Robinson, from Moreton in Wirral, will appear before Wirral Magistrates Court charged with a malicious communications offence.
The force said: “Robinson will next appear at Wirral Magistrates Court on Wednesday 1 May.”
Mr Lee has been critical of the Royal Military Police’s initial investigation into his daughter’s disappearance.
Last year a section of a river bank was excavated as part of the renewed investigations, but nothing was found.
The family had been left horrified when they received a friend request and messages last year from someone using the name Katrice Lee through social media.
They had always believed Katrice was still alive somewhere and was stolen to be a surrogate child for another family.