Man accused of exposing himself to beachgoers

A MAN has been arrested and charged after allegedly exposing himself to beachgoers and masturbating in front of them at Coffs Harbour.

The 38-year-old is alleged to have first committed an act of indecency in front of a 16-year-old at Park Beach near Ocean Parade about 1pm on Saturday.

About an hour later, the same man allegedly walked up to a 24-year-old woman at nearby Digger Beach, north of Park Beach, and allegedly started masturbating in front of her.


Digger Beach is situated less than 300m south of Little Digger Beach – a nude beach near Diggers Head.

Following a public appeal, the 38-year-old man was arrested at a property in Kurrajong Street on Wednesday afternoon.

He was taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station and charged with two counts of commit act of indecency.

The man was remanded in custody overnight and due to appear before Coffs Harbour Local Court today.

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Jaydan is a Digital News Producer at 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 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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