A Gold Coast teenager has been charged with a string of sexual assaults on women over the past six months. The 17-year-old Molendinar man was accused of sexually assaulting five different women in their 30s in incidents stretching the length of the glitter strip.

He allegedly indecently touched random women in Southport, Mermaid Beach, Burleigh Heads and Broadbeach, leading to the man’s eventual arrest as part of a protracted investigation.

Investigations were continuing, with the man to face Southport Magistrates Court on Thursday.