Lake Illawarra Local Area Command
Obscene Exposure Charge – Blackbutt
Police from Lake Illawarra Local Area Command have arrested and charged a man after he allegedly exposed himself to a child in a cinema last night.
A 12-year-old girl was watching a movie with a friend and her friend’s parents, at a cinema complex at Blackbutt about 6 pm, when a man allegedly exposed himself.
The child reported the incident to her friend’s father who approached the man before he ran out of the theatre.
Cinema staff initiated a search for the man, while Police were called.
Cinema staff viewed CCTV and located the alleged offender in another theatre still within the complex.
Police attended a short time later and arrested a 30-year-old man without further incident.
He was taken to Port Kembla Police Station where he was charged with wilful and obscene exposure in/near public place/school.
The man, from Warilla, was granted conditional bail to appear in Port Kembla Local Court on 10 February.