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Man arrested after allegedly committing sexual acts on Sydney bound train

police 1A MAN has been charged over alleged sexual acts on a Sydney-bound train last week.

Just before 7.30pm on Friday (March 13), a 20-year-old woman boarded a Sydney-bound train at Wollongong when a man seated nearby is alleged to have exposed himself towards the female passenger on the train.

When the woman moved between carriages, the man followed her and allegedly committed a further sexual act.

The passenger alerted police, who arrested the 49-year-old man when the train stopped at Central Railway Station. He was taken to Day Street Police Station and charged with stalk/intimidate with intent to cause fear or physical harm, carry out sexual act without consent and wilful and obscene exposure.

The Warilla man has been granted conditional bail and is due to appear before Downing Centre Court on Friday April 17.

About Mick Roberts

A Sydney journalist, writer and 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 Australia 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 writing a number of history books, Mick has owned and managed 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 Torch Publications based in Canterbury Bankstown, NSW. He currently calls the inner-Sydney suburb of Surry Hills home.

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