Man arrested in Elderslie, charged over alleged sexual touching of young girl

A man has been arrested in Elderslie and charged over the alleged sexual assault of a teenage girl earlier this year.

Camden Police Area Command officers received a report earlier this week that a 14-year-old girl was approached from behind and sexually touched by a man known to her when she in her property's front yard.

The matter was referred to the State Crime Command's Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad detectives, who launched an investigation.

Detectives arrested a 68-year-old man at a home in Elderslie about 6.20pm yesterday (Thursday, August 15).

The man was taken to Narellan Police Station and charged with three counts of intentionally sexually touching a child aged between 10 and 16; and entering a dwelling with intent.

The man was refused bail to appear at Campbelltown local court today (Friday, August 16).

The Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad is comprised of detectives who are specially trained to investigate matters against children and adults, including sexual assault, serious physical abuse, and extreme cases of neglect.

Anyone with concerns about suspected child abuse or exploitation should call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au.

Information you provide will be treated in the strictest of confidence.