Man charged with allegedly “sexually touching” girls at beach

A 60-year-old man has been charged after he allegedly sexually touched two children at a popular Sydney beach yesterday.

Police say the young girls, aged 8 and 10, were swimming at North Cronulla Beach when they noticed an unknown man swimming nearby.

“It’s alleged the man continued to swim closer to the girls, before allegedly touching them both inappropriately,” NSW police said in a statement.


A member of the public reported the man to a lifeguard who removed him from the water, before contacting police.

The man was arrested at the beach before being taken to Sutherland Police Station where he was charged with intentionally sexually touch child under 10 years, and intentionally sexually touch child between 10 and 16 years.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Sutherland Local Court on Thursday 7 February.

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