A MAN who stands accused of exposing himself to teenage school girls in Lake Macquarie over a period of four months has been granted bail.
Glenn Dabid Chester, 46, of Thornton, was on Thursday charged with eight counts of committing an act of indecency towards six girls.
The separate incidents are alleged to have taken place between August and November in Edgeworth and Cardiff.
Police also charged Mr Chester with one count of wilful obscene exposure outside a school.
Police said the victims were between 13 and 16 years old.
The arrest came after police pleaded for public assistance several times to track down the perpetrator of the indecent acts.
Authorities released several witness descriptions and a computer-generated image of a man in the hopes of identifying him.
However, extensive police patrols after each alleged incident were unable to locate the man.
In Toronto Local Court on Friday, Mr Chester was granted conditional bail after he was arrested at Cardiff the day before.
The 46-year-old agreed to forfeit $5000 as a surety payment, as well as the surrender of his passport.
He is to report to Maitland police station on Mondays and Thursdays, and was not to be in public unless in the presence of a family member or work colleague.
Mr Chester did not enter a plea during his court appearance. The matter was adjourned to January 9 for the brief of evidence to be served.