Man charged with indecent assault

A 54-YEAR-old man was refused bail when he appeared in court this week on a charge of aggravated indecent assault.

Police allege the man was visiting a residence in Wingham when he indecently assaulted a 10-year-old girl.

Officers from Manning-Great Lakes Local Area Command and the Child Abuse Squad commenced an investigation and at 2.15pm Monday (March 18), officers attended an address on Victoria Street, Taree, and arrested the man.

He was taken to Taree Police Station and charged with aggravated indecent assault and possess prohibited drug.

He was refused bail and appeared at Forster Local Court on Wednesday (March 19), where he was refused bail to appear at Taree Local Court on Tuesday, April 8.