Man in his 60s is accused of exposing his penis to a young girl, 11, in a crowded mall
- The 64-year-old man is accused of exposing himself to an 11-year-old girl
- Alleged incident happened in a busy shopping mall
- Man to appear in court on Gold Coast charge of indecency
An alleged child sex predator has been accused of exposing himself to a child at a busy mall as police investigate links to recent spate of ‘flashing’ incidents.
The 64-year-old man was charged on Wednesday with committing an indecent act in a public place and treating a child under 12 indecently.
Police allege the 11-year-old girl was shopping with her mother when the man exposed his penis to her at Pimpama Junction Shopping Center on the Gold Coast around 4pm Monday.
The 64-year-old man was charged with committing an indecent act in a public place and treating a child under 12 indecently
“Police are continuing to investigate to determine whether this case is related to other reports of a similar nature,” Queensland Police told the Daily Mail Australia.
In December, police released video footage of a man they were looking for after a series of flashy incidents targeting girls as young as four in Gold Coast shopping malls.
The alleged incidents took place at the Harbor Town Shopping Center on September 17, 28 and October 12 and at the Ashmore City Shopping Center on November 26.
Senior Sergeant Greg Aubort of the Gold Coast District Police Child Protection and Investigation Unit said the man, believed to be aged between 50 and 70, allegedly exposed himself in front of families.
Police allege the 11-year-old girl was shopping with her mother when the man exposed his penis to her at the Pimpama Junction Shopping Center on the Gold Coast
“He gets their attention and then he exposes himself,” he told Gold Coast Bulletin.
“He does this in front of the children’s families. He does this for numerous members of the public.’
Shortly after the alleged incident on Monday, officers arrested a man wearing football shorts and sunglasses.
The man will appear before Southport Magistrates Court on February 13.