Police charge man after sexually touching a child in a Newcastle supermarket

A man will face court today after allegedly sexually touching a child at a Newcastle shopping centre earlier this week.

About 2.20pm on Monday (13 July 2020), an 11-year-old girl was with a family member at a Newcastle West supermarket, when it is alleged a 49-year-old man sexually touched the child whilst inside the store.

The man fled and officers from Newcastle City Police District were notified, commencing an investigation.

Following extensive inquiries, a 49-year-old man attended St Mary’s Police Station and was placed under arrest.

He was charged with intentional sexual touching of a child and was refused bail to appear at Penrith Local Court today (Thursday 16 July 2020).

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