NSW man charged after impersonating TV executive, promising fame to teen

A SYDNEY man has been charged after allegedly posing as a television executive and promising fame and fortune to a teenage girl, before harassing her family when they became suspicious.

The 50-year-old man is believed to have struck up a conversation with a 17-year-old girl at a shop in Cronulla back in March and told her he could get her an acting role.

Police have been told the man contacted the girl later that day, but became aggressive when she suggested that she bring her parents to any potential meetings. The girl’s brother and father then contacted the man demanding that he stop contacting the girl.


The Carrs Park man is then accused of leaving more than 300 threatening phone messages for her father and brother in the following three days.

Police from Sutherland Police Area Command commenced investigations into the incident, ultimately issuing a warrant for the man’s arrest when he couldn’t be located.

Around 4pm on Monday, the man was finally arrested at Taren Point and taken to Sutherland Police Station where he was charged with use carriage service to menace/harass/offend.

He was refused bail to appear before Sutherland Local Court today.