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A man will face court after he allegedly sexually touched a teenage girl in Goonellabah.

About 5pm on Saturday, 20 August, 2022, police will allege a 53-year-old man was driving his car in Goonellabah when he offered a 15-year-old girl a lift, which she accepted.

Police have been told the man drove to a nearby skate park and sexually touched her.

It is further alleged the man picked the girl up again in his car on Sunday, 5 September, 2022 and sexually touched her while driving around Lismore.

The teen returned home and reported the matter to officers from the Richmond Police District who commenced and investigation with the assistance of Ballina Child Abuse Squad.

About 7pm on Tuesday (6 September, 2022), officers attached to Lismore Detectives arrested the man at Wollongbar and conveyed him to Lismore Police Station.

He was charged with intentionally sexually touch child between 10 years and 16 years, and person unrelated to licenced premises supply liquor to minor (x2).

He was refused bail to appear before Lismore Local Court on Wednesday, 7 September, 2022.

Anyone with information about this incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers: 1800 333 000 or https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au. Information is treated in strict confidence. The public is reminded not to report information via NSW Police social media pages.


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