Children indecently assaulted while holidaying on Gold Coast

A MAN aged in his 70s will appear in court next month, charged with indecently assaulting and exposing himself to guests, including children, at a caravan park on the Gold Coast.

The 76-year-old man is accused of indecently assaulting two boys, aged 8 and 11, at the caravan park in Upper Coomera between June 30 and August 9 this year.

Police said the children were holidaying on the Gold Coast with their families at the time.


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Following an extensive investigation by detectives from the Gold Coast’s Child Protection and Investigation Unit, the 76-year-old man was arrested on Wednesday night.

He has since been charged with five counts of indecent treatment of a child under 12 years and two counts of grooming a child under 12 years.

The man was also charged with wilful exposure of a person with an impairment after allegedly exposing himself to a man in August.

He is scheduled to appear at the Southport Magistrates Court on November 6.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via crimestoppersqld.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.

Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at myGC.com.au. He was appointed Managing Editor of the Junee Southern Cross newspaper at the age of 17 and has since held positions in a number of newsrooms in New South Wales and Queensland. Jaydan joined the Hot Tomato Broadcasting Company in 2013 and has been keeping the Gold Coast up to date with the latest local, national and international news online at myGC.com.au ever since. With almost ten years’ experience in both print and digital media Jaydan is committed to providing the best coverage during major news and weather events.

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