Teen trailed by pair, sexually assaulted
A computer-generated image of a man police want to speak to over an incident in Melton. Photo: Supplied
Two men pursued a teenage girl and one later sexually assaulted her as she walked home from work in Melbourne's outer north-west this week.
Detectives are investigating the incident, which occurred while the girl, 15, walked along Barries Road in Melton about 9.15pm on Tuesday.
The two men were in a white, late-model station wagon and approached the girl, a police spokeswoman said.
Police want to speak to this man, pictured in Station Street, Fairfield.
One got out of the car as the girl walked into Blackwood Reserve. He sexually assaulted her but she broke free and ran to the Melton police station to report the attack, the spokeswoman said.
The attacker is described as being southern European in appearance, about 183 centimetres tall with a medium build and bald on the top of his head.
He had distinctive top teeth, was wearing khaki shorts and jacket, a light coloured T-shirt and skate brand shoes. He is believed to be aged in his mid to late 30s and spoke with a strong accent.
Detectives from the Footscray sexual offences and child-abuse investigation team have released an image of a man they believe can help with inquiries.
■ Detectives are also appealing for public help after a separate incident in Melbourne's inner north-east at the weekend.
A woman, aged 41, was walking home on Station Street, Fairfield, about 5.45pm on Sunday when a man grabbed her and indecently assaulted her.
The assault occurred just south of Separation Street, a police spokeswoman said, and the man continued walking north on the street.
The man was wearing blue chequered shorts and a grey long-sleeved hooded jumper. He is described as aged between 20 and 30, white with short brown hair and a skinny build.
Detectives from the Epping sexual offences and child abuse investigation team have released images from closed circuit television footage of a man they believe can help their inquiries.
Anyone with information about either incident is asked to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.