Elderly man sentenced over sexual assault of young mum on Gold Coast beach

AN elderly man who was filmed groping a young mother in front of her toddler son at a beach on the Gold Coast has been fined $1500.

The 78-year-old appeared in Southport Magistrates Court on Tuesday where he pleaded guilty to one count of sexual assault.

It comes after vision of the incident, which happened at at Main Beach last month, went viral on social media.


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Shanee is a full-time Digital Journalist and Social Media Content Producer. In 2014, Shanee graduated from Griffith University’s Gold Coast Campus with a Bachelor of Communications majoring in Journalism, Public Relations and Marketing. Since joining 1029 Hot Tomato, Shanee has been keeping you up to date with breaking news and everything Gold Coast on myGC. Shanee also writes and photographs for Peony & Page, a personal home, style and travel blog & Instagram alias she founded in 2015.

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