Police are appealing for information to identify a ‘Good Samaritan’ who helped a teenager in fear for her life in Sydney last month.
A 17-year-old girl from Guinea arrived at an Asylum Seeker Centre in Newtown seeking assistance.
The girl told staff she had been driven there by a woman who picked her after she escaped from a house, where she had been held captive and repeatedly sexually assaulted.
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The girl was taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital and police alerted.
Investigators have been told she met a man in Guinea in January who offered to bring her to Australia to work as his cleaner.
After arriving in Sydney in April , the man drove her to a house believed to be somewhere in sydney where she was kept in a room and sexually assaulted by a number of men.
The girl escaped the house in late April and ran until she was picked up by a woman, who drove her to the Newtown centre.
She’s staying with Family and Community Services.
The AFP’s Human Trafficking Unit is trying to work out when the girl arrived in Australia, and identify the man with which she travelled.
Specialist detectives from the NSWPF State Crime Command’s Sex Crimes Squad are investigating under Strike Force Stockall, and appealing for information that may assist with their inquiries.
In particular, they are seeking to identify and locate the woman who assisted the girl and drove her to the Asylum Seeker Centre.
It is believed her name is ‘Nicole’ and she drives a small red car, possibly a hatchback.
Investigators are also keen to speak with anyone who may have seen or heard the girl after she escaped from the home.
Anyone who has information that may assist with any aspect of these investigations is urged to contact Crime Stoppers or 131 AFP (131 237).
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