Additional charges laid against man over sexual act, stalking and intimidation – Northern Beaches

Police have laid 13 additional charges against a man at court today as part of an ongoing investigation into several alleged stalking and intimidation incidents on Sydney’s Northern Beaches in recent years.

In early 2019, detectives from Northern Beaches Police Area Command established Strike Force Graffias to investigate reports a number of women were allegedly approached by a man while walking or exercising alone on the Northern Beaches.

Police will allege that between November 2017 and September 2020, the man approached the women and made offensive comments to them. It’s further alleged that on a number of occasions the man exposed himself and performed a lewd act.

A 42-year-old man was charged by investigators on Thursday 3 September 2020.

Following further investigations, the man was charged with an additional 13 charges at Manly Local Court today (Thursday 29 October 2020).

The charges include 11 counts of stalk/intimidate intend fear physical harm (personal), carry out sexual act with another without consent, and sexual touching without consent.

Police will allege in court the further offences relate to females aged between 16 and 51 at locations including Narrabeen, Frenchs Forest, Belrose, Dee Why, Narrabeen, Fairlight, Forestville, Davidson, Curl Curl, Northbridge and Cammeray.

Inquiries are continuing.

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