Young girl traumatised after being approached by man, touched on the leg

A teenage girl has been confronted by a man who touched her on the leg in a frightening child approach in Sydney’s inner west.

Police said the incident occurred around 6.00pm yesterday, when a 15-year-old girl left a youth club on Illawarra Road at Marrickville.

“Officers have been told a man sitting outside spoke to the girl, before she sat down next to him and he touched her leg,” police said.


“Whilst the man became distracted, the girl ran inside and notified a staff member.”

Police are now hoping to speak with a man who may be able to assist with inquiries.

He is described as being Caucasian appearance, aged in his 60s, approximately 170-175cm tall, and with grey short hair. He was wearing a grey shirt, grey shorts and runners.

He was seen leaving in an older model white panel van.