25 January 2017

Several young girls allegedly assaulted at Kiama rock pools

| Charlotte
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A 64-year-old man has been charged with four counts of indecently assaulting young girls at the Kiama rock pools around lunchtime yesterday.

Police were called to the Kiama rock pools near Terralong Street about 1pm following reports that a man had indecently assaulted a number of girls.

Police have been told that a man approached allegedly several young girls, engaging them in conversation, before indecently assaulting them.

The man was confronted by members of the public as he attempted to leave the pools and was detained by several people until police arrived.

Officers attached to Lake Illawarra Local Area Commanded attended and the man, who is an Indian national.

He was taken to Lake Illawarra Police Station and charged with four counts of indecent assault on a person under the age of 16.

The man was refused bail and will appear before Wollongong Local Court today.

Police are urging anyone who was at the Kiama Rock Pools yesterday and may have any information in relation to the incident to contact Crime Stoppers or Lake Illawarra Police.

Police are urging anyone with information about the alleged assaults to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/Information will be treated in the strictest of confidence. Police remind readers they should not report crime information via Facebook and Twitter.

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