A man has been charged after he allegedly performed an act of indecency while sexually touching a teenage girl on a bus.
Around 11am on Sunday, a 17-year-old girl was walking through a petrol station in Marrickville when an unknown man attempted to speak to her.
Police said the girl ignored the man and continued walking to a nearby bus stop, where the man again allegedly tried to speak to her.
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She then boarded a bus and the man continued to follow.
“It’s alleged the man sat next to the girl and touched her inappropriately while performing an indecent act,” NSW police said in a statement.
Members of the public intervened and detained the man until police arrived on scene and took him into custody.
The 53-year-old has since been charged with sexually touch another person without consent, stalk/intimidate intend fear physical etc harm, and carry out sexual act with another without consent.
The man was refused bail to appear at Paramatta Local Court today.
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Gold Coast Centre Against Sexual Violence phone 07 5591 1164
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