An elderly man has been charged over the sexual assault of a teenage girl in a bathroom at Hornsby Westfield.
The 81 year old man allegedly stroked her hair and tried to kiss the 14-year-old while she was shopping in a discount store at around 11am yesterday.
When she left the store and walked into a toilet nearby, he allegedly followed her in.
It is there that he is accused of sexually assaulting the young woman.
Police arrested the man at his home in Waitara, after she told security.
He was taken to Hornsby Police Station, where he was charged with aggravated indecent assault and two counts of aggravated sexual assault (victim under the age of 16 years).
The man has been refused bail, to front Hornsby Local Court today.