Teenager fights off predator who sexually assaulted her in a Melbourne laneway
Police are searching for a man who stalked a teenager through a Melbourne laneway on Monday morning before sexually assaulting her.
A 19-year-old woman was walking east through the laneway between Swanston and Russell streets at 12.48am when an unknown man grabbed and sexually assaulted her during a short scuffle.
The teenager managed to break free and fled.
She was not physically injured in the incident.
Police have released CCTV footage of a man they believe was involved in the incident.
The man is caucasian, with a medium build and a brown beard.
He was wearing a black flat peak cap, black hooded jumper with grey sleeves, black pants, runners and was carrying a blue bottle at the time of the incident.
Press PLAY below to see the CCTV footage.