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Case Summary:

A man has been charged with sexual offences alleged to have occurred near the Newcastle baths.


Offender:

The 22-year-old offenders name has not been released.


Charges:

The man has been charged with three serious offenses.

  • two counts of intentionally do sexual act with child between 10 and 16
  • carry out sexual act with another without consent
  • wilful and obscene exposure.

Bail and Court Dates:

The man has been refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court tomorrow (Monday 12 October 2020).


Police will allege:

About 3.00pm on Sunday 11 October 2020, officers from Newcastle City Police District attended the Newcastle Baths on Shortland Esplanade, following reports a man at the beach had allegedly exposed himself towards a group of boys in the changeroom area of the baths.

The man left the baths a short time later and security at the baths notified police.

Maximum Penalty for Charges

carry out sexual act with another without consent:

Maximum penalty 18 months prison.

intentionally do sexual act with child between 10 and 16

Maximum 10 years prison

wilful and obscene exposure:

Maximum 6 months imprisonment or a fine of up to $1100.