A 24-year-old man faced Byron Bay Local Court yesterday on charges relating to two separate alleged acts of indecency towards schoolgirls in the town on Monday.
Police said that on Monday around 2.30pm, a 12-year-old girl was walking along Clarkes Beach at Byron Bay when she was approached by the man who allegedly exposed himself to her.
The girl ran from the scene with a friend and it’s alleged the man followed them before he saw the pair alert a member of the public.
A short time later a 16-year-old girl was approached by the man outside Byron Bay High School on Broken Head Road where it’s alleged he made inappropriate comments towards the girl before she managed to flee.
Police were alerted and at around 6pm, officers from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command arrested the man nearby and took him to Byron Bay police station.
The man was charged with two counts of committing an act of indecency, willful and obscene exposure, behaving in an offensive manner, and entering prescribed premises without lawful excuse.
He was remanded on bail to appear at a later date at Byron Bay Local Court.