Appeal for public information after woman sexually touched – Hunter region

Police are appealing for information from the public as they investigate reports a woman was sexually touched while walking in the Hunter region earlier this week.

About 5.30pm on Monday (16 May 2022), a 27-year-old woman was walking between Robinson Way and Heather Place, Singleton Heights, pushing a three-year-old child in a pram.

Police have been told while on Heather Place, a man approached her from behind before sexually touching her. The man did not attempt to touch the child.

The woman struggled with the man before she was able to free herself and leave with the pram and child.

Neither the woman or the child were injured during the incident.

She reported the incident to officers from Hunter Valley Police District who have commenced an investigation.

Police would like to speak to a man who may be able to assist with their inquiries. He is described as being aged in his early 20s, with short curly brown hair and an olive complexion.

As investigations continue, detectives are urging anyone who may have CCTV or dashcam footage from Robinson Way, Gardner Circuit, Willcox Avenue, Heather Place, and Bridgman Road near the Wattle Ponds Road intersection, between 5.30pm and 6pm (Monday 16 May 2022) to contact Singleton Police or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.

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