CCTV: online date turns into sexual assault
Police are searching for a man who sexually assaulted a St Kilda woman after she travelled to Morwell for their online date.PT0M34S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2rlfz 620 349 August 9, 2013
A woman has been sexually assaulted in eastern Victoria by a man she met online through a dating site.
The 34-year-old St Kilda woman arranged to see a movie with the man at the cinema complex on Princes Drive, Morwell, around 12.30pm, before heading to a nearby caravan park on Airfield Road in Traralgon in the man’s white ute, where he sexually assaulted her.
The woman reported the attack to police soon after.
Police have released a digital likeness of a man wanted over a sexual assault following an online date. Photo: Supplied
Police believe the man is Caucasian, balding, not very tall and aged in his early 30s, and was wearing a hat or a cap at the time of the offence.
Detectives have released CCTV footage and an image of the man who might be able to assist with their inquiries.
A woman was also indecently assaulted in Melbourne’s south-east on Monday, July 29, by a strange man who snuck up behind her and grabbed her.
The suspect in the indecent assault in Clayton. Photo: Supplied
The 19-year-old Clayton woman was walking home along Lillian Street after getting off the train at Clayton railway station when the man came up behind her, covered her mouth and indecently assaulted her around midnight.
The woman screamed, and the man ran away.
Detective Senior Sergeant Campbell Davis said police have been able to recover ‘‘some CCTV footage from the train’’, and, as a result, would like to speak to a male who was on the train platform around the time of the attack.
He said ‘‘it [was] very fortunate [the victim] was in a position to scream’’, and that she was ‘‘traumatised, but dealing with the incident really well’’.
‘‘She’s very keen to assist us with the investigation and catch the person responsible,’’ Detective Senior Sergeant Davis said.
The assailant is described as being aged 24 to 30, with a medium build, dark-coloured eyes and brown hair.
He had a short, dark-coloured beard and was wearing a T-shirt, brown vest and grey tracksuit pants.
Detectives from the Box Hill Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team have released an image of the man.
Anyone with information on either attack is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000, or visit www.crimestoppers.com.au.