Man charged over sexual touching - Lake Macquarie PD

Saturday, 21 October 2023 07:38:55 AM

A man will face court for sexual touching and resisting arrest, causing injuries to a police officer and serious damage to a police car.

On Thursday 19 October 2023, detectives from Lake Macquarie Police District commenced an investigation into an incident where a 23-year-old woman was allegedly sexually touched by an anonymous man in Redhead area on the same day.

Following extensive inquiries, detectives identified and located the 31-year-old man on Flowers Drive, Catherine Hill Bay about 3.40pm on Friday 20 October 2023.

It is alleged the man rammed a police vehicle, causing a significant damage to the rear of an unmarked police car and injuring a female Senior Constable.

The man then attempted to car jack another vehicle before being arrested where he resisted arrest.

He was taken to Belmont police station where he was charged with two counts of sexually touch another person without consent, common assault, predatory driving, use etc offensive weapon to prevent lawful detention, and assault with intent to take/drive motor vehicle.

He was refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court today (Saturday 21 October 2023).

Anyone with information that may assist investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.