School bus driver charged with child grooming on Tweed Coast

A school bus driver on the Tweed Coast has been charged with child grooming following an alleged incident involving a young girl last Thursday.

Officers said that on 26 October, a 14-year-old girl was on a school bus, when she was spoken to by the driver.

Police allege the man made a number of sexually explicit comments to the girl before she got off the bus.


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Following ongoing investigations, a 48-year-old man was arrested on Quarry Road at Murwillumbah around 1.20pm yesterday.

He was taken to Murwillumbah Police Station where he was charged with procure child for unlawful sexual activity and behave in offensive manner in/near public place/school.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court on Monday 13 November.

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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