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Child Abuse Squad detectives investigating two indecent assaults at Ballina department stores this week have arrested and charged a man.

Yesterday Echonetdaily reported detectives were investigating assaults upon a six-year-old girl in the toy section of a large department store in the town on Tuesday.

Subsequently, another girl, aged 13, was indecently assaulted in the DVD section of a nearby Ballina department store just after 4pm Wednesday.

About 4.30pm yesterday, detectives arrested a 39-year-old man at a shopping centre on Bangalow Road, Ballina.

He was taken to Ballina Police Station and charged with three counts of indecent assault person under 16 years of age.

The man was refused bail to appear at Ballina Local Court today (Friday 16 November 2012).

 


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