A predator is on the run after sneaking into a caravan annex and assaulting a sleeping child.
The sickening incident occurred at a popular caravan park at Maroochydore early Sunday morning.
Police said that around 4.00am, the child was sleeping in an annex attached to a caravan when they were awoken by an unknown man assaulting them.
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The man, who remains on the run, fled the caravan park after the child raised the alarm.
He is described as being Caucasian in appearance, aged in his 30s, about 175cm tall with dark brown hair, a slim build and a fair complexion.
Anyone who may have witnessed anyone acting suspicious in the area over the weekend is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.