Hunt on for man after child sexually assaulted behind SE Qld shopping centre

POLICE have released a COMFIT image of a man they wish to speak to after a child was sexually assaulted behind a shopping centre at Flinders View in Ipswich this month.

The girl, believed to be aged in her early teens, was walking through bushland attached to Jacana Crescent on October 16 around 1.30pm when she was approached by a man.

Detectives said the man grabbed the girl and sexually assaulted her before she managed to break free and run from the area.


The man is described as Caucasian in appearance with a slim build, aged in his early twenties, around 185cm tall with short dark brown hair and brown/green eyes.

He was wearing a black t-shirt with brown/beige coloured shorts.

Police are appealing for anyone who may have been in the vicinity of the Winston Glades Shopping Centre or Lloyd Park at the time of the incident and have further information to contact Policelink or Crime Stoppers.

If you have information for Police, please contact Policelink on 131 444 or provide information using their online form 24 hours per day.

You can also report information about crime anonymously to Crime Stoppers by calling 1800 333 000 or via 24 hours per day. Crime Stoppers is a registered charity and community volunteer organisation.