A 74-year-old man has been charged, after allegedly indecently assaulting a teenage female employee at a Hunter takeaway shop.
Detectives started an investigation earlier this week, after reports a young girl had been indecently assaulted while at work.
Following investigations, an elderly man was arrested at a shop on Tarean Road, Karuah yesterday.
Police will allege in court that the girl was indecently assaulted on a number of occasions while working alone with her employer at a takeaway store at Karuah.
He was formally refused bail at Raymond Terrace Local Court yesterday, to reappear on November 6.
Investigations are continuing.