Santa faces child sex assault allegation

A shopping-centre Santa Claus has been arrested south of Adelaide, charged with the alleged indecent assault of a child.

Police arrested the 75-year-old man on Tuesday following an incident at Southgate Plaza Shopping Centre at Morphett Vale, in Adelaide's south.

The child's mother was present when the alleged assault occurred.

The man has been bailed to appear before the Christies Beach Magistrates Court in January.

His bail conditions prevent him having contact with children.

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