Detectives from Ballarat Sexual Offence and Child Abuse Investigation Team are investigating an historical sexual assault in Ballarat.
Investigators have been told a 6-year-old male was attending a school holiday youth program at a facility on Camp Street sometime between April-June 1981.
A man, believed to be a staff member working at the facility, approached the boy and sexually assaulted him in a room at the facility.
The staff member was perceived as being aged in his early 20s, dark brunette hair, solid build, Caucasian, large aviator glasses, white t-shirt, runners and Jeans.
Victoria Police encourages all victims of sexual assault and child abuse, and anyone who has knowledge of such a crime, to make a report.
Reports can be made to any police station or to one of the SOCIT offices.
These teams are made up of detectives who specialise in sexual assault and child abuse.
Details of your closest SOCIT can be located on the Victoria Police website or by calling your local police station.
Anyone with any information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report to www.crimestoppersvic.com.au