A maskless man who was already out on bail has been arrested in Sydney’s west after approaching a teenage girl sitting outside a train station and allegedly harassing her.
The 31-year-old man has been charged with attempting to procure a child for sexual purposes after approaching the teenager on Friday, September 3 while she was sitting on a bench outside Rooty Hill train station.
Police allege that about 4pm in the afternoon, the maskless man disregarded Covid social distancing rules and approached a 14-year-old girl as she sat at a bench on North Parade, just near the entrance to Rooty Hill train station.
The man, who was not known to the girl, then allegedly sat beside the girl and tried to engage her in an unprompted conversation of a sexual and graphic nature.
The man only left the girl alone, police allege, when a witness observed the man’s actions and challenged him.
The man then walked away onto the main concourse of Rooty Hill Railway Station.
After being contacted, officers from Police Transport Command found the man on the concourse.
The 31-year-old man from Whalan was arrested and taken to Mount Druitt Police Station where he was charged with procuring a child for unlawful sexual activity, stalking and intimidation as well as not wearing a mask at a public transport setting and breaching his bail.
The man was refused bail and will appear at Parramatta Local Court today (Saturday, September 4).