By Taylah Eastwell
A teenage girl was followed as she crossed the road before being sexually assaulted by a man in Montrose earlier this month.
The 19-year-old was walking along Canterbury Road when she was followed by her attacker as she crossed the road at the Mt Dandenong Tourist Road traffic lights about 5.50am on Thursday 4 March.
A Victoria Police spokesperson said the man followed the woman up to a bus shelter on Mt Dandenong Road, sat next to the victim and started talking to her before sexually assaulting her.
The victim stood up to move away from her attacker and the man lunged at her before she pushed him away.
A female motorist pulled over to check on the teen, startling the offender who fled on foot down Mt Dandenong road.
The man is described as Caucasian in appearance, 188cms tall, a solid build, brown hair and a stubble beard.
He was wearing plain dark grey tracksuit pants and a plain black hoodie.
Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au