A woman in her 60s has suffered a broken rib after she was assaulted in Taree.
Just before 7pm on Tuesday, a teenager allegedly assaulted the woman outside her Valerie Street home.
She was taken to Manning Base Hospital and has since been released.
The pair were not know to each other – and police are investigating.
“We do believe it’s sexually motivated however we believe it’s an isolated incident,” Detective Acting Sergeant Gary Quilter said.
“We do believe it’s sexually motivated however we believe it’s an isolated incident.”
Officers are now calling for the public to come forward with information.