A MAN has been charged with newly legislated sexual touching offences after an alleged incident at the Newcastle Jets vs Central Coast Mariners game in December.
On Sunday December 23, 2018, police at the football match at Central Coast Stadium, Gosford, were approached by a 15-year-old girl who reported a man in the crowd had made her feel uncomfortable.
Officers were told a man in the crowd had made inappropriate remarks and gestures toward the girl, before allegedly touching her in a sexual manner.
Local police obtained the man’s details before he was ejected from the stadium. The investigation was then referred to detectives from State Crime Command’s child abuse and sex crimes squad.
Following inquiries, detectives arrested an 83-year-old man at Wyong police station just before 9am Thursday.
He was charged with intentionally sexually touch child aged 10-16 and intentionally do sexual act with child aged 10-16.
The man was granted strict conditional bail, which includes him being prohibited from Central Coast Stadium, and is due to appear at Wyong Local Court on Wednesday February 13, 2019.
Inquiries are continuing.
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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