NSW Police have charged after a man with alleged attempted sexual assault of boy.
The 46 year old male is due to face court today following the alleged attempted sexual assault of a 12-year-old boy in a public toilet at a shopping centre in Bass Hill.
About 8.15pm on Saturday 22 April 2017, the boy walked into a public toilet inside the shopping complex on the Hume Highway.
As he entered the facility he noticed a man in a cubicle with the door open.
The boy quickly moved to leave the facility but the man grabbed him by his waist and pulled him into the cubicle.
Police were told the man hit the boy across his head while attempting to pull him closer.
As the assault was occurring two men entered the toilet facility which startled the man allowing the boy to break free and run out.
Just before 7pm yesterday (Sunday 23 April 2017), the man attended Bankstown Police Station, where he was arrested and charged with assault with intent to have sexual intercourse with children between 10-16.
The man was refused bail and is due to appear at Bankstown Local Court today (Monday 24 April 2017).
More details to come…
Protecting children from sexual abuse via ACT government
Some great tips to teach our children to be aware and stay safe include,
Make time to talk
Talk about what being safe means and what it feels like
Teach children that their body is theirs
Help your child to make a list of adults they feel safe with
Have clear boundaries for personal privacy in your home so that children learn this is a normal part of life.
•respecting a child’s ‘no’ to being touched
•not making them kiss someone if they don’t want to. They might want to shake hands instead
•giving them privacy in the toilet or shower as long as it’s safe.
Safety in public places
Teach children to avoid risks away from home, including:
•not going off alone
•being alert to what’s going on around them
•running to where you are, or to a group of people, if a stranger approaches them.
If they walk to school, make sure they:
•always walk with others
•keep close to fences and away from the road
•go into the nearest shop or front yard of a house if they are scared. If really scared, knock on the door and ask the person to call home but don’t go inside.
If you or someone you know are a victim of sexual abuse please contact Lifeline: 13 11 14
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