Teen's quick-thinking act after alleged sexual assault near train station

Yahoo News Staff
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A Melbourne teen’s quick-thinking to snap a photo might just help police track down the man accused of sexually assaulting her.

The girl, 17, was opposite Frankston Station, in Melbourne’s southeast, on June 29 about 11.40am when she was allegedly approached by a man.

She was seated on a bench when police allege the man sexually assaulted her.

CCTV of a man in Frankston, Melbourne.
Police have provided CCTV of a man they wish to speak to in relation to the alleged incident. Source: Victoria Police

“The man walked away on foot towards Beach Street but not before the quick-thinking victim managed to take a photograph of the man,” police said.

“Detectives have released an image and CCTV footage of the man in the hope someone will be able to identify him.”

Police said the man they would like to speak with appears to be caucasian with short, spiky, dark hair and aged between 25 and 40-years-old.

Pictured is a man seated on a bench in Frankston, Melboourne.
Police wish to speak with this man. Source: Victoria Police

“At the time, he was wearing jeans and a blue T-shirt with ‘New York’ motif on the front,” police said.

“His fingernails were painted, and he was wearing distinctive mustard coloured shoes.”

They have also released a photo of a man they believe can help with their enquiries.

Anyone who recognises the man is encouraged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report online.

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