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Train guard on sex charges

police 7A SECURITY guard has been charged over the alleged indecent assault and attempted sexual assault of a teenage girl on a Wollongong train earlier in the year.

In July 2013, officers attached to the Police Transport Command commenced investigations into the alleged attempted sexual assault of a 17-year-old girl.

On Saturday April 27, the 53-year-old man was working as a security guard on a city-bound train when it is alleged he allowed two teenage girls into the guard’s compartment.

While inside the guard compartment the man allegedly indecently assaulted and attempted to sexually assault the 17-year-old girl.

The incident was later reported to police with detectives from the Police Transport Command arresting the man yesterday afternoon (Friday).

He was charged with attempted sexual intercourse without consent and assault with act of indecency. He was granted conditional bail to appear in Wollongong Local Court on Tuesday September 10. Investigations into the matter are continuing.

About Mick Roberts

A newspaper journalist, writer and local historian, Mick Roberts specialises in Australian cultural history, particularly associated with the Australian hotel and liquor industry. Mick has had an interest in revealing the colourful story of pubs, inns and associated industries in the Sydney and Illawarra regions of NSW for over 30 years. He is currently working on a comprehensive history of the hotel and liquor industry in the Illawarra region of NSW. Besides authoring a number of history books, Mick has owned and operated several community newspapers. He was one time editor of the Wollongong Northern News, The Bulli Times, The Northern Times, The Northern Leader and The Local - all located in the Wollongong region. As a journalist he has worked for Rural Press, Cumberland (News Limited), Sydney based, City News, and is now with Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW.

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