A seven-year-old girl was locked inside a toilet cubicle allegedly by a teenage boy who shoved her inside in a shocking attack.
Police were told the little girl entered a public toilet block at a park on Station Road in Albion Park Rail on Saturday afternoon when a teenage boy allegedly stopped her from leaving.
It is alleged he pushed her into a cubicle before locking the door behind them.
The girl’s mother rushed to her aid and tried to force the door open before the teenage boy opened the door and ran away, police will allege.
Officers from Lake Illawarra Police District launched an investigation and arrested a 15-year-old boy at a home nearby.
He was taken to Lake Illawarra police station and charged with taking a person with intent to commit a serious indictable offence and common assault.
The teen was granted conditional bail and will appear at a children’s court later this month.