February 4, 2023

Mother pushing her stroller is sexually assaulted by a man after he made a seemingly innocent request for help

  • A mother who walked with her child has been sexually assaulted in eastern Melbourne
  • The mother was approached by a man who asked her to take a picture of him
  • Police said he then sexually assaulted her, kissing her and putting his arms around her

Police are looking for a man after a mother pushing her pram claimed she was sexually assaulted in the middle of a crowded Melbourne park.

The woman was pushing her pushchair in a park on Mitcham Road in eastern Melbourne just after 4.30pm on January 6 when she was approached by a man.

Detectives were told the man asked if the mother could take a picture of him before asking for a selfie.

As the couple posed for the selfie, police were told the man began kissing the woman.

“The woman was followed by the man before he sexually assaulted her again, kissed her and put his arms around her,” Victoria police said in a statement.

Police are looking for a man who could help investigate after a mother was sexually assaulted while walking her child

The woman was pushing her pushchair just after 4.30pm on January 6 in a park on Mitcham Road in eastern Melbourne when she was approached by a man

The woman was pushing her pushchair just after 4.30pm on January 6 in a park on Mitcham Road in eastern Melbourne when she was approached by a man

“The woman managed to get away from the man and raised the alarm.”

She was able to take a picture of the man and send it to the police.

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It is believed the man left the park heading north, after which police launched an investigation and released a photo of a man taken by the victim.

The man is described as being in his mid-twenties and about 168 cm (5 feet 5).

He is pictured in a striped T-shirt and sweatpants.

Victoria Police told Daily Mail Australia there were no new updates and again appealed for the public’s help.