Man charged over child indecent assault

During an incident involving a young child in Butler yesterday at around 8:30am, a man approached a girl under the age of 10 years old, near the intersection of Lukin Drive and Connolly Drive.

A member of the public was concerned in relation to the way in which the man was touching the child and stopped her vehicle to check on the child’s welfare.

It will be alleged that the man left the scene upon being approached by the woman.

The woman remained with the child and called Police.

Nearby businesses were questioned by Police regarding the man’s movements, with Joondalup Detectives then taking over the investigation, extensively patrolling the area.

Yesterday afternoon a 36-year-old man from Butler was arrested at a residence in Butler and has been charged with Indecent Dealings with a Child under 13 Years.

The man has no relationship to the child, and was not known to her prior to the incident.

He is due to appear in the Joondalup Magistrates Court on Friday 28 December 2018.

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