A 12-year-old girl has allegedly been approached by a stranger and sexually assaulted in northeastern NSW.
The incident occurred in Lismore on Wednesday and the 38-year-old alleged attacker was arrested locally on Thursday morning.
Police later also seized the man's mobile phone and other items.
The man has been charged with five counts of aggravated sexual assault of a child, inflicting actual bodily harm and other offences.
He was refused bail to appear at Lismore Local Court on Friday.