Elderly man accused of sexually abusing a girl in shopping centre toilet

A girl has been left traumatised after she was allegedly sexually assaulted by an elderly man at a Sydney shopping centre.

The 14-year-old was at a discount store in Hornsby on Tuesday morning when she was approached by an unknown man.

It’s alleged the 81-year-old stroked her hair and tried to kiss her, before she left the store and went to a nearby toilet.


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The man is then accused of following her and sexually assaulting her inside the toilet area.

After he left, the girl immediately told security guards and Police were notified.

The man was arrested a short time later at his home in Waitara.

He is set to face Hornsby Local Court today for aggravated indecent assault and aggravated sexual assault of a victim under the age of 16.