Man Charged For Acts Of Indecency On A Public Train
A 39-year-old man has been charged with act of indecency after a quick-thinking victim took photos of her alleged attacker.
Police allege the man indecently assaulted the woman, 19, on a Sydney train in August last year.
The woman was travelling to Auburn from St James Railway Station in the city, when she managed to take a photo of the alleged attacker as he sat next to her.
The photos were provided to police, who released the images and CCTV images in a public appeal as part of a wider investigation into a series of alleged indecent assaults on Sydney's public transport network.
Just hours after the public appeal, the man was arrested at about 4pm on Wednesday at a home in Auburn.
He has been charged with assault with act of indecency and granted conditional bail to appear at Burwood Local Court on August 15.
Police have praised the woman for her "quick-thinking actions" that helped the investigation.
“I want to acknowledge the victim’s brave and clever act in discreetly capturing an image of her alleged attacker, ultimately leading to yesterday’s arrest," said Detective Superintendent Brad Monk, Commander of the Police Transport Command’s North West Sector.
“I encourage anyone who may have been a victim of crime on our transport network to report the incident, so police can act.”
As part of Operation Artemis, police will continue to investigate other, unrelated incidents of indecent assaults on women on Sydney's public transport.