A MAN is due to face court on Tuesday after allegedly approaching a woman on a Newcastle-bound train, shortly after sexually touching a teenager.
Police confirmed the man was charged with sexual touching offences after several separate alleged incidents on public transport.
It is alleged a 17-year-old girl was leaving a train at Central when the man sexually touched her. Police said the girl got away from the man and reported the incident to railway staff, who contacted police.
The man boarded another train headed towards the Hunter. Police allege he approached a 21-year-old woman about 11.20am, making her feel uncomfortable and prompting her to move to another carriage.
The man left the train at Epping station, while the woman remained aboard and reported the incident when the service reached Gosford station.
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In a third incident, at noon, police said a 17-year-old girl was leaving the bathroom at Macquarie University metro station when the man allegedly pushed her back into the toilets.
"The girl managed to push the man away and reported the matter to police later that day," NSW police said.
Ryde police arrested the man on the platform.
The 26-year-old from Koonawarra was charged with sexually touch another person without consent (x 3), stalk/intimidate intend fear physical etc harm (personal), resist or hinder police officer in the execution of duty and goods in personal custody suspected being stolen.
The man was refused bail to face Hornsby Local Court on Tuesday.
Police said inquiries are continuing.
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