Police are looking for a man who made lewd comments to a girl and touched her leg, as she waited for the Stockton ferry.
The man sat next to the 16 year old at Stockton ferry wharf at about 1:30pm on Thursday.
Police say the man began to make lewd comments.
The girl tried to ignore him, however he man pulled her earphones away and continued making lewd comments.
He then touched the girl on the leg, before she got up and walked away.
The girl reported the incident to staff at her school the following day, who then contacted police.
Police are looking for a Caucasian man with a medium build, about 30 years old, 180cm tall with brown eyes and blonde and brown coloured hair in a buzz-cut style.
He was last seen wearing a red t-shirt, brown and beige coloured shorts and rectangular reading glasses.