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Call out for good Samaritans amid manhunt after horrifying CBD sex assault

Macquarie National News

Police have released images of good Samaritans who helped a woman who was sexually assaulted in horrifying circumstances in Melbourne’s CBD.

The woman, aged in her late teens, was walking along Flinders Street to Swanston Street when her attacker struck on the Queen’s Birthday long weekend.

She remains “extremely traumatised” and the perpetrator remains on the run.

As he exited a bar between Elizabeth and Degraves streets, the man put his arm around the woman and pulled her in for a kiss.

She resisted and pushed away.

The man then dragged the victim into an alleyway behind high metal gates, locked the gates, and sexually assaulted her.

The woman managed to screamed and flee.

Three men at Flinders Lane later saw that she was distressed and offered help.

The good Samaritans (pictured above) helped her contact a friend and arrange transport home.

The victim did not tell the men she had been sexually assaulted.

Police say the victim remains “extremely traumatised” by the incident, which happened about 1.45am on Saturday, 9 June and was reported in July.

They hope to contact the good Samaritans in the hope of garnering more information about the incident.

The perpetrator is described as being aged in his early 20s, around 178cm tall with a lean build, dark brown skin and short hair.

Macquarie National News