| 17.09,19. 01:43 PM |
Man accused of indecently assaulting child in shopping centre
A girl was allegedly indecently assaulted at Toormina Gardens on the NSW North Coast. (Google Maps)
A man will face court today over allegations he indecently assaulted a child in a shopping mall near Coffs Harbour.
The 49-year-old is accused of inappropriately touching the girl, 10, at a shopping centre in Toormina, on the New South Wales North Coast.
The child was accompanying her parents when the accused followed them into a clothing store.
After allegedly indecently assaulting her, the man left the store.
The girl told her mother about the incident and she reported it to police.
Following inquiries, officers stopped a Toyota Corolla in Coffs Harbour yesterday and arrested the driver.
He was taken to the local police station where he was charged intentionally sexually touching a child between 10 and 16.
He was refused bail and will front Coffs Harbour Local Court today.