Hunt for 'smelly' suspect after girl, 17, sexually assaulted


The hunt is on for a “smelly” man who allegedly assaulted a teenage girl southwest of Melbourne.

Investigators have been told a 17-year-old girl was walking along Cox Road near Grevillea Avenue in the Geelong suburb of Corio last Monday about 4.30pm when she was approached by a male stranger.

The man, who has been described as “smelly” and having an unkempt appearance, then sexually assaulted her.

Corio sexual assault: A 17-year-old was attacked by a stranger in the Geelong suburb on September 17.
Victoria Police say a 17-year-old girl was sexually assaulted as she was walking along Cox Road near Grevillea Avenue in the Geelong suburb of Corio (pictured) on September 17. Source: Google Maps

He is thought to be aged in his early 30s and between 185cm and 190cm tall.

The suspect was wearing dark blue jeans, black sneakers and a red-checked shirt with a white T-shirt underneath.

A composite image has been released by police of a man they believe can assist with their investigation.

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report via the online reporting page.

Corio sexual assault: A composite image of a man Victoria Police said might be able to assist with their investigation. Source: Victoria Police
A composite image of a man Victoria Police said might be able to assist with their investigation. Source: Victoria Police
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