Man charged over Melb cinema sex assault

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A man has been charged with sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl inside a Melbourne cinema, following a police manhunt.

The man has been charged with five counts of sexual assault over the incident at a Glen Waverley cinema on February 20.

The girl was watching a movie when the man sat down near her, put his coat between them, then reached under the coat and assaulted her, police allege.

He fled when the girl's mother confronted him.

The 23-year-old man was charged on Saturday and is due to appear at Melbourne Magistrates Court on April 29.