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Roxburgh Park sex assault: Police hunt man with ‘distinctive walk’

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Police are hoping someone will recognise the ‘distinctive walk’ of a man who sexually assaulted a 16-year-old girl inside her Melbourne bedroom.

The man broke into the Roxburgh Park home just after 7am on Friday and assaulted the teenager for 25 minutes before running off, police say.

It occurred while the rest of her family was asleep.

Police believe the man, who was wearing a balaclava, jumped the fence from an adjoining property and took off his jacket before breaking into the home.

He then walked through the house, went into the sleeping 16-year-old’s bedroom, and kneeled beside her bed before waking her up.

The man forced himself into the teenager’s bed and sexually assaulted her.

After the attack, the intruder forced the girl into the bathroom while he escaped though the bedroom window.

CCTV footage from a neighbouring property shows him then jumping from a fence, retrieving his jacket, and running from the area.