Police charge man after obscene exposure on Central Coast

A man has been charged after allegedly exposing himself towards a woman in a public reserve on the Central Coast.

About 9am on Sunday (21 February 2021), a 33-year-old woman was walking towards the St. Johns Lookout at Mount Elliot within the Katandra Reserve when she noticed a man walking along the same path.

He overtook the woman a short time later before she observed the man with his pants down exposing himself.

The woman sought help from nearby walkers and contacted police.

Officers from Brisbane Water Police District commenced inquiries into the incident.

Following extensive inquiries, about 10.15am yesterday (Tuesday 23 February 2021), police – with the assistance of the Police Dog Unit – attended the reserve and spoke with a 50-year-old man at a makeshift campsite.

He was arrested and taken to Gosford Police Station where he was charged with carry out sexual act with another without consent and wilful and obscene exposure in/near public place/school.

He was refused bail and appeared at Gosford Local Court yesterday (Tuesday 23 February 2021) where he was given bail to reappear on 15 April 2021.

Investigations are continuing, anyone who wishes to report a crime is urged to contact 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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