News

Alleged child molestor granted bail

UPDATE, 1.30pm: FOUR thousand dollars is all that stands between a Nowra man accused of molesting two children at Ballina and bail.

Jason Troy Lloyd, 39, of Nowra, appeared in Ballina Local Court today charged with three counts of indecent assault against a person aged under 16.

Lloyd pleaded not guilty to all three charges.

The police prosecutor argued against bail, saying Lloyd posed a serious risk to the community.

"The entire community is at risk, particularly in light of the facts," the prosecutor told the court.

The prosecution, indicating the case would be referred to the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions today, said the man had a criminal record in Queensland, South Australia, and NSW, but none of them had included child sex offences.

Defence solicitor Rachael Thomas said Lloyd enjoyed the full support of his partner and he was willing to submit to a house arrest scenario, where he would be not allowed to leave the house without his partner.

She said he was willing to report to police and enter a surety.

Magistrate Brian Van Zuylen agreed to allow bail, provided Lloyd stayed away from Ballina apart from court or legal appointments. He was ordered to report daily to Nowra police, to live at Orient Point, 20km from Nowra, to post a $2000 surety and find an "acceptable person" who was  prepared to put up another $2000 on his behalf.

The matter was adjourned to Lismore Local Court on December 4. Lloyd has been excused from attending if legally represented.

 

UPDATE, NOVEMBER 16, 8am: A 39-YEAR-OLD man will appear before Ballina Local Court this morning, charged with the indecent assault of a 6-year-old girl and a 13-year-old girl at two Ballina department stores.

Ballina Detectives and officers from the Target Action Group Child Abuse Squad arrested the man at a shopping centre at Bangalow Rd, Ballina, yesterday afternoon. He was later charged with three counts of indecent assault against a person aged under 16.

Richmond Local Area Command duty officer, Inspector Bill McKenna, said two of the counts related to the alleged indecent assault of the 6-year-old on Tuesday afternoon, while the third related to the alleged indecent assault of  the 13-year-old, alleged to have happened on Wednesday afternoon.

The man was refused bail last night pending his court appearance today.

NOVEMBER 15: POLICE investigating the indecent assault of a six year-old girl at Ballina on Tuesday have arrested a man only minutes after they revealed they were investigating second indecent assault, this time of a 13 year-old girl at another Ballina department store on Wednesday.

Child Abuse Squad detectives based at Ballina have been investigating indecent assaults on a six-year-old girl at Big W on Tuesday afternoon and a 13-year-old girl at a different store yesterday.

The six year-old girl was in the toy department of Big W on Tuesday afternoon with her younger brother when she was approached by a man and indecently assaulted.

The man fled the area and the girl and her brother reported the incident to their mother who was nearby.

The girl's mother reported the assault to store security and police who launched an investigation.

Police then received reports a 13-year-old girl was indecently assaulted in the DVD section of a nearby department store in Ballina by a man just after 4pm yesterday.

The man then left the store and was seen entering a large white vehicle.

Police arrested a man at a shopping centre on Bangalow Rd at Ballina at 4.30pm yesterday.

He was taken to Ballina police station where he is assisting police with their enquiries.

Anyone with any information on the indecent assaults is asked to call the Ballina Child Abuse Squad on 6681 8699 or Crime Stoppers online or by phoning 1800 333 000.

Topics:  ballina, indecent assault, police



Reject Shop opens in Tweed

News

The Reject Shop opens in Tweed Heads.

Did you get your Census in on time?

The formal Census collection for the Australian Bureau of Statistics has now closed.

The formal Census collection period has closed.

Little growers get a garden

GREEN THUMBS: (from left) Cameron Van Eck, Renae Van Eck and Jennifer Grech install the food pod.

The kids at Toddle Inn are learning to grow great produce.

Local Partners

Emily Blunt's (almost) singing career

Emily Blunt nearly became the British Britney Spears.

Angelina is blocking calls from Brad Pritt

Angelina Jolie has reportedly blocked Brad Pitt's number.

Apocalyptica 'seek and destroy' sceptics with 'master' set

Apocalyptica play Max Watts in Brisbane on their Shadowmaker Tour.

Review of final show of Apocalyptica's tour

Rebecca Hall doesn't own a TV

Newspapers, yes. Television, not so much

Jaime King 'terrified' by son's heart surgery

Jamie King was "terrified" when her son went in for heart surgery.

John Mayer's advice for Shawn Mendes

Shawn Mendes has revealed John Mayer gave him advice

Casuarina sets the benchmark in Tweed market

Our property market is as strong as it's been since the crisis

UPDATE: Former rodeo champ's sale rained out, now back on

Larkhill local Ken Consiglio is having an auction of most of the things on his property.

'People kept showing up and we had to turn them away'

Couple build their own 'tiny house' for $45k

Holly Bowen and Oli Bucher built their "tiny house" themselves, only hiring a plumber and an electrician. Photo/supplied

The house, which is built on a trailer and can be towed.

Sunshine Beach property breaks real estate record

The property overlooks Sunshine Beach, as the backyard lawn meets the sand.

Sunshine Beach mansion sale smashes real estate record

SOLD: Historic hotel finds new owner

Post Office Hotel Grafton

Photo Adam Hourigan / The Daily Examiner

Pub in new hands and heading in a brand new direction

Peppers Airlie Beach put on the market

ON THE MARKET: Peppers Airlie Beach is being for recievership sale by CBRE Hotels and PRD Nationwide Airlie Beach.

Peppers Airlie Beach is being offered for sale.