CCTV: man wanted over Prahran sex assault
Police release CCTV vision of a man wanted over the serious sexual assault of a 19-year-old in Prahran a fortnight ago.PT0M40S http://www.canberratimes.com.au/action/externalEmbeddedPlayer?id=d-2th00 620 349 September 10, 2013
A young woman was sexually assaulted in the foyer of an apartment building in Melbourne's inner south-east late last month by a man who followed her, police say.
The woman got out of a taxi at the intersection of Chapel and High streets in Prahran between 2.30am and 3am on Sunday August 25.
A man unknown to the woman approached her and offered to walk her home. The woman refused but the man followed her as she walked east along High Street.
Police want to speak to this man about the incident. Photo: Supplied
A police spokesman said that when the victim walked into the foyer of an apartment complex, the man followed her inside.
He forced the woman to the ground and seriously sexually assaulted her, the spokesman said.
Police have released an image of the man taken from closed-circuit television in the hope that someone may be able to identify him.
The offender is believed to be of medium build and of Indian or sub-continental appearance. At the time, he was wearing dark jeans, a brown jacket and white T-shirt.
Anyone with information is asked to phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.