Man charged with sexually touching 10-year-old

A 49-year-old man will face court today after he was charged with inappropriately touching a child in a shopping centre at the weekend.

Police said a 10-year-old girl was with her family at a shopping centre in Toormina about 11am on Saturday, when she walked into a clothing store, followed by a man.

The man allegedly indecently assaulted the child, then left the store.

The girl told her mother what had happened and the matter was reported to police.

Following extensive inquiries, officers stopped a vehicle in Coffs Harbour about midday yesterday and arrested the driver.

The man was taken to Coffs Harbour Police Station where he was charged with intentionally sexually touch child aged between 10 and 16.

He was refused bail overnight and will appear before Coffs Harbour Local Court today.

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