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Police have charged a 48-year-old male bus driver over alleged child grooming offences on the Tweed Coast.

On Thursday, October 26, a 14-year-old girl was on a school bus when she was spoken to by the bus driver.

Police will allege the man made a number of sexually explicit comments to the girl before she got off the bus.

Officers from Tweed/Byron Local Area Command were notified and commenced investigations.

Following inquiries, about 1.20pm on Monday October 30, police arrested a 48-year-old man on Quarry Road, Murwillumbah.

He was taken to Murwillumbah police station where he was charged with procure child for unlawful sexual activity and behave in offensive manner in/near public place/school.

He was granted conditional bail to appear at Tweed Heads Local Court on November 13.

 

 


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