Hunt for man after Werribee sexual assault

A woman with an intellectual disability was sexually assaulted when she went missing in Melbourne's west.

Police have released CCTV footage of a man they wish to speak to in relation to the assault in Werribee last month.

Investigators have been told the woman in her 30s had gone missing from her home early in the day on Friday, July 31.

Between 8.45pm and 10pm that night she was in the company of a unknown man who led her to a public toilet block at Soldiers Reserve near the College Road entrance and then sexually assaulted her, police said.

Police wish to speak to the masked man in the foreground of this CCTV footage, pictured with the victim.Credit:Victoria Police

The man then pushed her to the ground and rummaged through her backpack, before leaving the area on foot.

The woman was found by police not long after outside a school on Duncans Road.

The woman later told her carer about the sexual assault which was then reported to police.

Investigators have released CCTV footage which shows the victim walking with an unknown masked man east along Duncans Road from the intersection of Synnot Street about 8.40pm.



Detectives are appealing for information from anyone who might have seen the pair that night, especially two people walking west on Duncans Road and the people in two other vehicles which are captured in the CCTV footage.

"Detectives are keen to speak to these people in the hope they can provide any information, including dash-cam footage from the vehicles," the police spokeswoman said.

The man police wish to speak to had a shaved head and at the time of the incident, was wearing a fluorescent orange tradesman’s shirt, ripped brown tradesman pants, and work boots.

The footage also shows the man has a particular gait.


Anyone with information or relevant CCTV footage is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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