Man charged following alleged sexual act in public – New England

A man has been charged with allegedly committing a number of sexual acts in public in the state’s north-west.

About 10:55am on Friday 7 June 2024, a 28-year-old woman was on Marsh Street, Armidale, when a man allegedly exposed himself and carried out a sexual act near the bridge before fleeing the scene.

The woman reported the incident to police on Tuesday 11 June 2024, with officers attached to New England Police District commencing an investigation.

Following inquiries, about 8:15am on Friday (14 June 2024), a 65-year-old man was arrested at a property on Jeffrey Street, Armidale.

He was taken to Armidale Police Station and charged with stalk/intimidate intend fear physical etc harm, and five counts of carry out sexual act with another without consent.

Police will allege in court the man has carried out the sexual act publicly in the same area since May 2023.

He was granted conditional bail to appear before Armidale Local Court on Monday 22 July 2024.

As inquiries continue, anyone with information about this alleged incident is urged to contact New England Police District or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Anyone with information about this incident 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.

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