Man, 58, accused of cornering, indecently assaulting boy at public pool

A 58-YEAR-OLD man has been arrested and charged with indecently assaulting a boy at a public pool in NSW.

The man is accused of cornering the 14-year-old and violently assaulting him in the change rooms of the public swimming pool at Lismore on Wednesday morning.

The boy reported the assault to his mother who in turn called police.


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Detectives from the Child Abuse Squad were tasked to investigate the allegations and arrested the 58-year-old man at a house in Lismore on Friday morning.

He was taken to Lismore Police Station where he was charged with aggravated indecent assault.

The man has since been released on conditional bail and will appear in Lismore Local Court on Tuesday, October 24.

The Child Abuse Squad is comprised of detectives who are specially trained to investigate crimes against children, including sexual assault, serious physical abuse and extreme cases of neglect.

Anyone with concerns about suspected child abuse or exploitation should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page.

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If you have information for Police, please contact NSW Police on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day. 

You can report also information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via nsw.crimestoppers.com.au 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.