Carlton man charged with indecent act on train after dogged police investigation

You can run but you can't hide

A man, who allegedly performed an indecent act in front of a woman on the Illawarra line, may have thought he had got away with it.

If so, he was mistaken because police swooped six days later.

A Carlton man, 28, was arrested and charged yesterday (Thursday) over the incident, which occurred last Friday (October 9).

A police statement said, about 2pm, a woman, 23, was travelling on a southbound train from Town Hall, when an unknown man attracted her attention and allegedly committed a sexual act.

After leaving the train, the woman notified police, and officers from the Police Transport Command began an investigation.

"Following inquiries, a 28-year-old man was arrested at Hurstville Railway Station just after 2pm today (Thursday)," a police statement said.

"During a search of the man's backpack, police sezied a knife and knuckle dusters.

"He was taken to Kogarah Police Station and charged with carry out sexual act with another without consent, possess or use a prohibited weapon without permission and custody of knife in a public place.

"The Carlton man was granted conditional bail to appear before Sutherland Local Court on Tuesday November 3."

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