Man sought after alleged sexual assault

Alice Springs detectives have released a comfit image of the man they would like to speak with following an alleged sexual assault in Alice Springs.
Detective Senior Sergeant Travis Wurst said a 21 year-old woman was attacked at about 11.30pm on Friday, July 6 near the Bloomfield drain way.
“It is alleged the woman was walking south along Bloomfield Street towards the footbridge.

“Adjacent to the main pedestrian lights on Telegraph Terrace, she turned left onto the footbridge passing the alleged offender who was walking in the opposite direction.
“The alleged offender turned and followed the woman, catching up with her on Telegraph Terrace where he allegedly forced her back into the drain way where she was assaulted.”
Det Wurst said the assault occurred over 20 to 30 minutes before the woman was able to break away and flag down a passing vehicle who took the woman to police.
“The offender was last seen fleeing on foot in the direction of the skate park.”
The offender is described as being of Aboriginal appearance, medium build with a goatee beard and mustache.  He was wearing blue jeans, black bandana with a white design on the front and a black jumper with a white and black design on the front.
Reports can be made on telephone 131 444 or 1800 333 444.

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