Bendigo Crime Investigation Unit detectives are appealing for public assistance to help identity a man following an incident with a dog in Bendigo late last year.
Investigators have been told the man entered a property in Coppola Court about 5.30am on 18 December, where he committed the indecent act.
The man was disturbed by a witness before running away.
Investigators have released an image and CCTV footage of a man they believe may be able to assist with their enquiries.
The man is perceived to be of Caucasian appearance, approximately 180cm tall, solid build, 30-40 years old with a short beard and shoulder length brown hair.
At the time of the offence he was wearing an orange and blue tradesman’s jacket with reflective stripes, black short and black shoes.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au