A man will face court today charged after allegedly trespassing and committing a sexual act in separate incidents in Newcastle at the weekend.
Officers from Newcastle City Police District commenced an investigation after reports a man was witnessed allegedly entering two properties at Hamilton South last Saturday (24 October).
Inquiries revealed the same man had allegedly committed a sexual act at a Newcastle shopping centre later the same day.
Following inquiries, police located and arrested a 45-year-old man on Scott Street, Newcastle, at about 11.30am yesterday (Wednesday 28 October).
He was taken to Newcastle Police Station and charged with stalk/intimidate intend fear physical harm (personal), wilful and obscene exposure in/near public place/school, enter enclosed land without lawful excuse, enter prescribed premises of any person without lawful excuse, behave in offensive manner in/near public place/school, and intentionally do sexual act with child between 10 and 16-years-old.
Police will allege in court that the man had also intimidated a woman and exposed himself at a Charlestown shopping centre in August.
The man has been refused bail to appear at Newcastle Local Court today (Thursday 28 October).