Man charged over alleged indecent assault of child at Yamba

A MAN has been charged after a young girl was allegedly indecently assaulted in Yamba last week.

Detectives from the Child Abuse Squad launched an investigation after receiving reports an 11-year-old girl was assaulted while shopping last Thursday.

Investigators were told the girl was approached by an unknown man, who engaged her in conversation before indecently assaulting her at a discount store in a shopping centre on Treelands Drive about 2.30pm.


Following investigations, detectives arrested a 50-year-old man at a home at Illuka about 11am yesterday.

A number of items were seized from the man’s home for examination.

The man was taken to Grafton Police Station, where he was charged with two counts of indecent assault – person under 16.

He was refused bail to appear at Grafton Local Court today.