Police charge man over sexual acts at Newcastle

A man will face court today charged after allegedly trespassing and committing a sexual act in separate incidents in Newcastle at the weekend.

Officers from Newcastle City Police District commenced an investigation after reports a man was witnessed allegedly entering two properties at Hamilton South last Saturday (24 October 2020).

Inquiries revealed the same man had allegedly committed a sexual act at a Newcastle shopping centre later the same day.

Following inquiries, police located and arrested a 45-year-old man on Scott Street, Newcastle, about 11.30am yesterday (Wednesday 28 October 2020).

He was taken to Newcastle Police Station and charged with stalk/intimidate intend fear physical harm (personal), wilful and obscene exposure in/near public place/school, enter enclosed land without lawful excuse, enter prescribed premises of any person without lawful excuse, behave in offensive manner in/near public place/school, and intentionally do sexual act with child between 10 and 16-years-old.

Police will allege in court that the man had also intimidated a woman and exposed himself at a Charlestown shopping centre in August.

The man has been refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court today (Thursday 28 October 2020).

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