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A man will face court today charged over the sexual touching of a young girl in a public toilet in Lismore.

Shortly after midday yesterday, officers from Richmond Police District responded to reports that a 15-year-old had been sexually touched by a man, who was known to her, at Lismore Transit Centre.

On arrival, police conducted inquiries before arresting a 26-year-old man.

The Lismore man was taken to Lismore Police Station, where he was charged with two counts of sexually touch child 10-16 years and inciting a crime.

Police will allege in court that the man approached the girl and led her into one of the toilet areas, where he sexually touched her.

It will also be alleged that the man asked the girl to buy cannabis on his behalf.

He was refused bail and will appear in Lismore Local Court today.

Inquiries are continuing.


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