Eastern Beaches Local Area Command
Police Charge Man Over Indecent Assault On Intellectually Disabled Teenager – La Perouse
Police have charged a man with the indecent assault of an intellectually disabled teenager at a Sydney beach.
The 16-year-old boy was having dinner with his family in a reserve adjacent to a La Perouse beach just before 6.30 pm yesterday (Wednesday 23 December), when the 40-year-old man approached.
The man spoke with the teenager before allegedly grabbing hold of his hand and forcing it down his pants.
The victim’s family confronted the man about his alleged actions before flagging down a Police car, which was patrolling the area.
The man was arrested a short distance away and allegedly found to be in possession of a knife.
The alleged offender was taken to Maroubra Police Station and charged with aggravated indecent assault and possession of a knife in a public place.
The man has been refused bail and will appear in Parramatta Local Court later today.