The attack on Sunday night was the third sexual violence reported to the police at the Marion Bay music festival.
Earlier, a 19-year-old woman was attacked on Friday night during the Jungle Giants, performance, and sexual violence, and the camping area has been reported on Saturday night.
Police say the latest incident happened in the mosh pit of the festival of the Valley phase of the Fleet Foxes were due to play. The 32-year-old from Carlton was accused of assault with indecent intent, after you have grabbed a woman’s breast. The incident is not connected to the previous two sexual assaults.
â€œThe incident occurred in the mosh pit of the main stage around 9.30 pm and was witnessed by several people who helped the victim,â€ a Tasmania Police spokesman said.
â€œThe attacker was identified by the victim and detained by security personnel and taken into custody by police shortly after.
The police were satisfied with the majority of festival-goers behavior. Photo: Matthew Farrell/ News Corp Australia
â€œThe police have been disappointed by the incidents of inappropriate behaviour, however, the patrons were generally well behaved and in a good mood.â€
The man has been saved to appear in court at a later date.
Falls Festival co-producer Paul Piticco, issued a statement welcoming the arrest.
â€œThese episodes have occurred at the mass rallies for years, and we are encouraged by the fact that this unacceptable behavior is being identified and people are coming forward,â€ he said.
â€œIt takes a lot of courage and we’re happy to see a cultural change, in which victims feel comfortable to report.
â€œAs a company we need to continue to educate people about the consensus to eradicate this terrible behavior and to provide victims with a safe place.â€
Anyone who has information about a sexual assault or other related behaviors should contact investigators at Bellerive CIB on (03) 6173 2318 or anonymous, to call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or online at crimestopperstas.com.au.
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