Police charge man over sexual touching of two teenage girls near Katoomba

A man has been charged over the alleged sexual touching of two teenage girls in the Blue Mountains.

Yesterday (Thursday 8 April 2021), detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad commenced an investigation after receiving reports that two teenage girls had been sexually touched by a man known to them.

Following inquiries, officers arrested a 30-year-old man at a residence near Katoomba about 9.15pm.

He was taken to Katoomba Police Station and charged with four counts of intentionally sexually touch child (between 10 and 16 years).

Police will allege in court that the man sexually touched two girls – both aged 14 – at a café near Katoomba between March and April this year.

He was refused bail to appear at Penrith Local Court today (Friday 9 April 2021).

The Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad is comprised of detectives who are specially trained to investigate matters against children and adults, including sexual assault, serious physical abuse, and extreme cases of neglect.

Anyone with concerns about suspected child abuse or exploitation should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

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