A 32-year-old man has been charged in relation to an alleged assault at the Marion Bay Falls Festival.
Tasmania Police arrested the Carlton man on Sunday night, December 31.
Detective Constable Damien Mcvilly confirmed the incident was the third indecent assault complaint the police received during the Falls Festival.
Detective Constable Damien Mcvilly confirmed the incident was the third indecent assault complaint the police received during the Falls Festival. Photo: supplied
A woman was allegedly grabbed on the breast about 9.30pm on New Year’s Eve in the mosh pit of the main stage and the incident was witnessed by several people.
The woman took a photo on her phone after the alleged assault, which she showed to security.
A man was later identified and taken into custody, Detective Constable Mcvilly said.
“He was arrested at the scene and taken back to Hobart where he was charged and bailed,” he said.
The man was charged with assault with indecent intent and will appear in court at a later date.
Police were disappointed by the reported incidents of inappropriate behaviour, however patrons were generally well behaved and in good spirit.
It follows a complaint by a 19-year-old woman who was allegedly sexually assaulted on Friday about 9.30pm and a sexual assault complaint made by an underage girl on Saturday evening.
The Falls Festival at Marion Bay was beset by reports of sexual harassment and indecent assault in 2016.
Five separate allegations were made to police about incidents during the three-day event.
Police still encourage anyone with information about a sexual assault and/or other related behaviour to contact investigators at Bellerive CIB on (03) 6173 2318 or anonymously by calling Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at crimestopperstas苏州美甲.au