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Man charged over alleged sexual touching incidents - Coogee

Monday, 04 October 2021 08:03:52 AM

A man will face court today charged over the alleged sexual touching of a woman and teenage girl in Sydney’s east last month.

On Thursday 30 September 2021, officers from Eastern Beaches Police Area Command commenced an investigation following reports a 15-year-old girl had been sexually touched by an unknown man while at a grocer in Coogee, about 4pm that day.

During initial inquiries, police identified that a 25-year-old woman was allegedly sexually touched at the same location earlier in the month (Monday 6 September 2021).

Following extensive investigations, and a public appeal for information, officers arrested a 20-year-old man after he was observed in Maroubra by patrolling police about 3.30pm yesterday (Sunday 3 October 2021).

Detectives subsequently executed a search warrant at a home in Redfern, where they seized a number of items relevant to the investigation.

The man was taken to Waverley Police Station and charged with three counts of sexually touch another person without consent and one count of intentionally sexually touch child.

He was refused bail to appear before Parramatta Bail Court today (Monday 4 October 2021).