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Elderly man caught on surveillance video touching boy’s private parts while shopping at supermarket

By Mason White 4:47 AM January 28, 2016
Man shopping in supermarket (illustration) 

By: Wayne Morin
Police are looking to arrest an elderly man on a charge of sexual assault after allegedly touching the private parts of a boy who was shopping at a supermarket, police in Australia said.

Queensland police released a video of the man in order to get help from the public in catching the suspect who sexually assaulted the 13-year-old boy in the supermarket on Main Street, around 10:30 a.m. on Thursday.

The boy was shopping with several family members, but was molested when he was alone for a moment.

Police said that the man appears to be around 65 years old and while, and was shopping with an elderly woman. The suspect was wearing glasses, an orange shirt and gray shorts.

He is about 5 feet and 6 inches tall. Police believe that the suspect escaped from the supermarket in a small white car. Police urged anyone with information to come forward.

Detective Senior Sergeant Phil Hurst said: “I would call it a fairly brazen incident. It was an assault, inappropriate touching in a public place, which would indicate there would be a great public interest in identifying who this is.”