A 14 year old girl has reportedly been grabbed and assaulted in Long Jetty overnight.
The teen has told Tuggerah Lakes Police she was walking on a path through bushland north of Bateau Bay Square around 7:30, when a man approached and grabbed her.
Officers are investigating and have asked people who can help to contact CrimeStoppers.
The suspect is described as being 30 or older, with blonde hair, a bent nose and a ring on his right eyebrow.
He was reportedly wearing a black cap, red jacket and black pants with white paint on the right leg.
It's understood the same man was seen in the same area handing out cigarettes to kids eight weeks ago.