Disabled man sexually assaulted at public toilet

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A Highton man allegedly launched a sex assault on a disabled man in a Belmont public toilet, police said on Thursday.

Police alleged the man, 66, followed the 24-year-old wheelchair-bound victim into a Barrabool Road toilet block about 4pm Wednesday.

Senior Constable Wesley Martin said the victim was left traumatised.

“The victim went home and told his carer. He reported the incident to us at about 5pm.

“He has cerebral palsy and he’s been trying to work on his independence. This incident has really affected his confidence.

“We’ve arrested a man and he’s assisting us with inquiries.”

Sen Const Martin said the attack was unusual for its time mid-week.

“A number of years ago there’d been some problems in that area but we haven’t seen any similar incidents there recent times.

“We haven’t yet heard from any witnesses but are urging two young women and possibly another man who were in the area at the time to come forward with any information that could assist police.”

Anyone with information can phone Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

Originally published at Geelong Independent.

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About Alana Mitchelson

Alana Mitchelson is a journalist based in Melbourne, Australia. Follow her on Twitter at @AlanaMitchelson.

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