Police hunting sex predator after 27 women attacked in Sydney’s East

Sydney police are hunting a serial sex predator believed to be responsible for attacking up to 27 women over a 15 year period.

Detectives today revealed details of the investigation, stating the predator sexually assaulted women, aged between 14 and 55, in Sydney’s East between 1985 and 2001.

Police said that despite numerous appeals over the years to the community for information and the attempt to match DNA across Australia and internationally, the sex predator has still not been identified.


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Investigators believe the man would now be aged between 45 and 64, and describe him as being about 160-180cm tall, but more likely to be less than 170cm tall; with a dark complexion, dark, wavy hair; brown eyes, and a broad nose.

PHOTO: NSW Police

PHOTO: NSW Police / Artist impression

His physique changed over time, and in the 1980s was described being of a thin build, then in the early 1990s was described as being of a medium build, and in the later 1990s was described as being of an athletic or muscular build.

PHOTO: NSW Police

PHOTO: NSW Police / Artist impression

He kept his face covered on all occasions, and in most cases, he was dressed in casual clothing, including tracksuits, hooded jumpers, football-style shorts, or singlets.

PHOTO: NSW Police

PHOTO: NSW Police | A piece of clothing recovered at one of the assaults.

The man was always either armed with a knife or threatened the presence of a knife, and spoke with an Australian accent.

Anyone who may have lived in the area where the attacks took place, between 1984 and 2001, and recalls seeing a man matching the description acting suspiciously are being urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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