A naked man confronted two young girls and indecently
assaulted one of them as they walked a short distance ahead
of their families at a Coromandel beach yesterday.
Police are searching for the man, who ran away when members
of the public and family stepped in.
The 5-year-old and 7-year-old cousins were walking along the
Riverview Rd Reserve at the northern end of Cooks Beach when
they were approached by the naked man about 7.30pm.
The younger girl was indecently assaulted before the man fled
in a silver hatchback car.
The two girls had been a short distance ahead of their family
members as they walked back from the beach.
"It was then the girls were confronted by this naked man who
indecently assaulted the five-year-old girl," Detective
Inspector Chris Page said.
Police were now interviewing the family and girls to gather
more information about the assault.
The offender has been described as a clean-shaven caucasian
with dark hair. He was carrying a red and yellow towel.
Police would like to hear from anyone in the area at the time
who saw a man fitting his description.