Man claimed he knew how to detect breast cancer before assaulting woman

A man has been charged after he allegedly indecently assaulted a young woman in Sydney’s CBD last week.

Police say that around 7.30am Monday 27 June, a 19-year-old woman was walking along a street in Ashfield, when she was allegedly approached by a man in a ute who asked for directions.

The man insisted the woman get in the vehicle to show him the directions and allegedly indecently assaulted her whilst they drove towards the Sydney CBD.


The woman managed to escape from the vehicle and reported the incident to police.

She told officers the man claimed to have medical training and knew a method for detecting breast cancer.

Following investigations, police arrested a 47-year-old man at a home in Hurstville

He was charged with three counts of indecent assault and is due to appear in Sutherland Local Court on Thursday 11 August.