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Man arrested over alleged sexual offences involving children

A man was arrested yesterday afternoon for multiple suspected sexual offences involving children near Newcastle Baths.

Police attended the Baths on the Shortland Esplanade about 3 pm, after claims that a man at the beach allegedly exposed himself to a group of boys in the changing room area.

A short time later, the man left the baths, and security at the baths called the police.

A 22-year-old man was arrested by the police and taken to Newcastle Police Station, where he was charged with two counts of knowingly performing a sexual act with a child between 10 and 16 years of age, committing a sexual act with another child without consent and wilful and indecent exposure.

He was denied bail to appear today at the Local Court in Newcastle.

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