Parramatta man charged after allegedly taking photos of topless women at Bondi and Bronte beach

What beachgoer allegedly told lifeguards after he was allegedly ‘caught taking videos and photos of female sunbathers on the beach’: ‘If my wife back home knew’

  • Ravi Pal, 42, is accused of taking photos of women at the beach on his phone 
  • Two women complained about Pal to lifeguards at Bronte Beach on Saturday 
  • Lifeguards allegedly found photos and videos of topless women on his phone
  • It’s alleged there were images and videos of half-naked women at Bondi beach 
  • Pal was arrested and charged by police after they scrolled through his phone

A computer analyst has been charged for allegedly taking photos of topless and bikini-clad women at two of Sydney‘s iconic beaches.

Ravi Pal, 42, is accused of secretly taking photos of women on his phone at Bronte beach and Bondi beach.

He has been charged with two counts of intentionally recording an intimate image without consent.

Lifeguards confronted Pal at Bronte beach after they received complaints from two women about his behaviour around 3pm on Saturday.

Computer analyst Ravi Pal, 42, has been arrested and charged after he allegedly took several photos and videos of bikini-clad and topless women on his phone at the beach (stock image)

Computer analyst Ravi Pal, 42, has been arrested and charged after he allegedly took several photos and videos of bikini-clad and topless women on his phone at the beach (stock image)

They retrieved his phone and allegedly discovered photos and videos of half-naked beachgoers.

The lifeguards called the police, who arrived at the beach and also looked through the phone.

Officers claimed they found images and videos of women from Bronte beach taken that afternoon, and another set taken at Bondi beach on November 19.

The photos mainly consisted of topless sunbathers at both beaches, according to police.  

In other images, Pal had allegedly zoomed in on women’s breasts and buttocks.  

Pal, who currently resides in Parramatta, arrived in Australia from India last month and is on a working visa.

He allegedly felt guilt for snapping the pictures and told police: ‘If my wife back home in India knew she would slap me.’

Pal was confronted by lifeguards at Bronte beach (pictured) on Saturday after they received complaints about his behaviour from two women

Pal was confronted by lifeguards at Bronte beach (pictured) on Saturday after they received complaints about his behaviour from two women  

Lifeguards and police looked through Pal's phone and allegedly found photos and videos of women from Bronte beach last Saturday and from Bondi beach (pictured) from November 19

Lifeguards and police looked through Pal’s phone and allegedly found photos and videos of women from Bronte beach last Saturday and from Bondi beach (pictured) from November 19 

Police arrested Pal at the beach and took him to Waverley police station where he was charged.

He was refused bail and fronted Parramatta Local Court on Sunday.

Pal was granted conditional bail and will appear at Waverley Local Court on December 13. 

His phone was seized by police as they continue to investigate the matter. 

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