Teenager assaulted woman

POLICE are seeking a youth who indecently assaulted a middle-aged woman in Wangaratta on Monday afternoon.

They said the attack occurred in broad daylight just before 5pm while the woman was walking along One Mile Creek bike path, behind Hulme Drive in Wangaratta.

The youth, believed to be aged between 15 and 18, approached the woman from behind.

Wangaratta Sex Offences Unit Detective Sen-Constable Peter Evans said the youth was between 170 and 180 centimetres tall and weighed between 90 and 100 kilograms.

Sen-Constable Evans said the youth was described as having a round face with acne on the lower half, brown eyes, and was wearing a blue short-sleeved cotton shirt, navy pants and a red and silver helmet.

He was riding a red mountain bike.

“Obviously the victim is upset,” Sen-Constable Evans said.

“It is a concern and something we want to get on top of fairly quickly.

“But we do believe it is an isolated incident.”

Sen-Constable Jodie Clayton said there were two sightings of the youth yesterday. He is believed to still be wearing the same clothing.

“He was first spotted at about 5pm on Yarrawonga Road and again at 5.20pm on Athens Street in the vicinity of a primary school heading back towards Yarrawonga road.”

Police responded immediately but were unable to locate him.

Anybody with information about the identity of the youth or the incident should contact Wangaratta police on (03) 5723 0888 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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