Police charge man after Heidelberg sexual assault

Police have charged a man after a girl was sexually assaulted in a toilet block in Heidelberg last Friday.

The 45-year-old man was charged with rape, sexual assault and false imprisonment.

He was remanded to appear before Melbourne Magistrates’ Court on 30 July.

The charges follow a report to police that a 15-year-old girl was sexually assaulted inside a toilet block near a supermarket on Burgundy Street about 1.20pm on 30 April.

Detectives allege the Kew man followed the girl inside a cubical and sexually assaulted her.

The man then walked with the victim to a nearby hotel where she alerted staff and police were called.

The man was arrested shortly after.

Anyone who witnessed the incident is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or file a confidential report online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au

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