Investigation underway following sexual touching of teenage girl in Port Stephens

 

THE Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad have commenced investigations after a girl was sexually touched in the Hunter Region earlier this week.

On Tuesday 1 June 2021, a 15-year-old girl commenced a conversation over a social media chat site with a person claiming to be a 17-year-old boy.

The pair agreed to meet later that evening and the girl started walking along Sergeant Baker Drive, Salamander Bay.

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As she approached the intersection of Bagnall Beach Road, about 8.30pm, a vehicle, described as a red small sedan, stopped and a person called out her name.

The girl got into the car before noticing a man driving, and a second man in the rear passenger seat.

Police have been told the girl was sexually touched in the vehicle before she was dropped off at the corner of Sergeant Baker Drive and Bagnall Beach Road.

The girl reported the incident to family who then contacted police.

The driver of the vehicle has been described as Mediterranean/Middle Eastern in appearance, aged between 30 and 40, with brown eyes, dark skin and a close-cropped beard.

The second man has been described as Mediterranean/Middle Eastern in appearance, and of a large build.

Police are calling for anyone who may have information concerning this incident to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

The Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad is comprised of detectives who are specially trained to investigate matters against children and adults, including sexual assault, serious physical abuse, and extreme cases of neglect.

Anyone with concerns about suspected child abuse or exploitation should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

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