Police are on the hunt for a man who allegedly stalked a young girl, before sexually assaulting another at a shopping centre in Melbourne.
Detectives said that around 1.30pm on 26 November, two girls aged 12 and 13, were searching for a missing bag at the Fountain Gate Shopping Centre.
During this time, an unknown man is believed to have started following the 13-year-old.
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The girl ran off and the man has then approached the 12-year-old girl and sexually assaulted her before walking away, police said.
The man is perceived to be of South American appearance, aged in his 30s with a medium build, tanned skin, unshaven and has a lazy eye.
At the time of the incident, he was wearing a red and white hat, dark-coloured hoodie with white writing on the front, dark-coloured pants and runners.