Man on the run after assaulting 12-year-old girl

Police are investigating after a 12-year-old girl was allegedly assaulted in her Melbourne home.

The suspect, believed to be of African appearance, remains on the run after he allegedly assaulted the girl before fleeing on a scooter on Monday.

It’s believed the man entered a home on Mary Street, Footscray sometime after 9pm when he was disturbed by the girl. 

The alleged incident is being investigated by police. Source: AAP / Stock image

“The girl didn’t sustain any injuries and no arrests have yet been made,” a police spokesperson said.

“The investigation is ongoing.”

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.