Man charged after 10yo girl indecently assaulted while waiting for bus

UPDATE: A man has been charged after a 10-year-old girl was indecently assaulted while waiting at a bus stop in Wollongong on Tuesday.

Police say the girl was with her brother at a bus stop on Burelli Street shortly before 7.15am, when a stranger hugged her tightly and indecently assaulted her.

Following investigations, police arrested a 50-year-old man at a nearby location yesterday and took him to Wollongong Police Station.


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He has since been charged with indecent assault to appear at Wollongong Local Court on Tuesday 19 July.

EARLIER: A 10-year-old girl has been left traumatised after she was indecently assaulted by a man while waiting at a bus stop in Wollongong yesterday.

Police say the girl was with her brother at a bus stop on Burelli Street shortly before 7.15am, when a stranger hugged her tightly and indecently assaulted her.

The girl was distressed and her brother intervened with the man fleeing onto a bus.

Police are currently checking for CCTV in the area and have since released a description of a man who they believe can assist with the investigation.

He is described as being of Caucasian or of Mediterranean/Middle Eastern appearance, aged 45-55, 152cm-165cm tall with a ‘chubby’ build and dark hair.

At the time he was wearing grey full-length overalls, over a green shirt, and work boots.

Anyone who witnessed the incident or has information about the person involved is urged to call Wollongong Police.