Detectives from the Southern Investigations Unit are investigating the alleged indecent assault of a seven-year-old girl that occurred in Alice Springs yesterday (Sunday) morning.
Acting Sergeant Lewis Chown said the alleged assault took place at around 11:00 am near Lyndavale Drive in Larapinta.
The girl was walking along Holtermann Court, carrying a cooking pot, when she entered an alleyway linking to a causeway near Lyndavale Drive.
As the girl walked down the alleyway, she was approached by an unknown male on a bicycle who then allegedly offered her a lollie.
When the girl declined, it is alleged the man wrestled the pot out of her hands before covering her eyes and mouth with his hand while exposing himself as he tried to pull her onto his bike.
The girl has managed to fight off the man and run towards Lyndavale Drive, where a witness came to her aid and called Police. The man was last seen riding in the direction of Holtermann Court.
The male is described as being of Aboriginal appearance, mid to late teens, clean shaven and has short dark hair with blonde tips in the front and a thin blonde platted ‘rats tail’ of shoulder length.
He was wearing a black t-shit with large white bubble type motif / writing, black knee length shorts with a blue and white stripe pattern and black shoes with black laces and white on the front.
He was riding a silver mountain bike with blue, white and black colouring.”
Anyone who may have witnessed any suspicious behaviour in the area or anyone that may have further information please ring 131 444 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. - Police Media release.