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Man charged following Albert Park sexual assault

Friday 3 March 2023 8:08pm

A man has been arrested by St Kilda uniformed officers following a sexual assault in Albert Park late last night.

The 42-year-old man has been charged by Stonnington Crime Investigation Unit detectives with:

• sexual assault

• sexual assault by compelling sexual touching

• assault with intent to commit a sexual assault

• common law assault

• commit an indictable offence whilst on bail.

The charges follow an incident while a woman was sitting along an embankment of Albert Park Lake on Friday 3 March about 11.15pm.

Police have been told the woman was approached by a man, who was unknown to her, before she was allegedly physically and sexually assaulted.

The woman was able to run from the man, who allegedly chased after her, before she sought assistance from passers-by.

St Kilda divisional van members responded quickly and arrested the Prahran man nearby.

He has been held over to appear before Melbourne Magistrates’ Court today.

Sergeant Julie-Anne Newman

Media Unit


Reviewed 03 March 2023