Central Gippsland Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team detectives are releasing a digital image of a man they wish to speak to following an incident in Traralgon last week.
A woman was walking along a footpath at Whittakers Road, near an underpass bridge, when she noticed she was being followed by a man with a large dog about 6.45pm on Thursday 8 October.
The male began talking to the woman but as she tried to continue on he grabbed her, made sexual advances and attempted to pull her towards a nearby park.
The woman managed to break free of the man’s grasp and run from the scene.
Detectives have released a digital composite image based on the description of a man they believe could assist with their enquiries.
He is believed to be aged in his 20s, was perceived to be Caucasian in appearance, of a thin build with bushy eyebrows and dark circles under his eyes.
He was wearing a black hooded jumper at the time of the incident.
The dog he was walking was described as a dark coloured Rottweiler.
Any witnesses or anyone with information that could assist investigators is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au