Police are appealing for information following reports a child was indecently assaulted by an unknown man in Yamba last month.
Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse Squad commenced an investigation after receiving a report a 12-year-old girl was indecently assaulted while shopping on Thursday, July 13.
Investigators were told the girl was approached by an unknown man and indecently assaulted while at a shop on Treelands Drive at about 11.30am.
As investigations continue, detectives are appealing to identify a man who they believe may be able to assist with inquiries.
He is described as being of Caucasian appearance, aged in his 50s or 60s, about 160-165cm tall, with a solid build and a large stomach; short, untidy, light-brown hair, which was greying at the temples, wrinkled face, and a large nose.
He was last seen wearing a brown/tan-coloured jacket with a white woollen collar, a red jumper and light-coloured long pants.
It is believed he may have left the area as a passenger in a silver sedan.
Anyone who knows the man, or who has information that may assist investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.