Police are appealing for information after a five-year-old child was approached and kissed on the cheek by an unknown man in Hamilton.
The incident occurred about 10am Thursday.
The child’s carer came to her aid and the man left in a silver vehicle parked nearby.
Police were notified and detectives from Newcastle City Police District have launched an investigation.
The man has been described as being of Middle Eastern appearance, 180cm tall, black hair and facial hair.
He was last seen wearing a leather jacket and long pants.
Investigators would like to speak to anyone who may be able to identify the vehicle or the occupants.
Any witnesses or anyone with information is urged to contact police via Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or use the Crime Stoppers online reporting page: https://nsw.crimestoppers.com.au/