A man is due to appear in court charged with detaining and
indecently assaulting a nine-year-old boy on the NSW central
Police said the boy was skateboarding with friends on Denning
Street at The Entrance about 3.35pm (AEDT) on Saturday when
he was approached by a man, who convinced the boy to go to
They allege the boy went to the home and, when inside, the
man locked the doors, refused to let him leave and, during
the night, indecently assaulted him.
When the boy failed to return home by 9.30pm his mother
raised the alarm, with police searching through the night.
The boy was located about 7.45am on Sunday when he was
spotted by his family after leaving the man's home.
A 36-year-old man was taken to The Entrance Police Station
where he was arrested by detectives from the Child Abuse
He was charged with detaining a person with intent to obtain
advantage and indecently assaulting a person under the age of
The man was refused bail and will appear before Wyong Local
Court on Monday.