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Man faces court over Mall sexual touching allegations

A man has been charged over the alleged sexual touching and stalking of teenagers at Warringah Mall this week.

Police today issued a statement reporting that at about 12.20pm yesterday (Tuesday 6 December 2022), a 17-year-old girl was with a 16-year-old girl and another girl, aged 17, at “a Brookvale shopping centre” – confirmed to be on the corner of Pittwater and Old Pittwater Road – and Condamine – when they were allegedly approached by a man.

Police will allege in court that the man began to film them and other young girls nearby before he sexually touched the 17-year-old girl.

As the girls tried to move away, the man allegedly continue to follow them through the shopping centre.

A short time later, officers from Northern Beaches Police Area Command were called and spoke with a 37-year-old man before seizing his mobile phone to undergo forensic examination.

The man was taken to Manly Police Station, where he was charged with sexually touch another person without consent, common assault, and three counts of stalk/intimidate intend fear physical harm.

He was refused bail to appear at Manly Local Court today (Wednesday 7 December 2022).

As investigations continue, anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The man who has been granted conditional bail to reappear on December 21,  has been identified by The Manly Daily, which has more detail in its report from court. Manly Observer does not currently provide court reporting.

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