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Shepparton predator on the loose after horror sexual assault

A predator who snuck into a woman’s bed and sexually assaulted her in the early hours of the morning remains on the loose in country Victoria. 

The man broke into the woman’s unit about 3.30am on Saturday on Monash Street at Shepparton, two hours north of Melbourne.

Victoria Police said he crawled into the woman’s bed and then sexually assaulted her.

A manhunt was initiated and it led to one man being interviewed but he was released pending further investigations.  

A sexual predator is on the loose after breaking into a woman's apartment on Monash Street at Shepparton, two hours north of Melbourne, in the early hours of Saturday and assaulting her

A sexual predator is on the loose after breaking into a woman’s apartment on Monash Street at Shepparton, two hours north of Melbourne, in the early hours of Saturday and assaulting her

It is understood the woman was not a local resident, but rather was in Shepparton to assist at a medical centre during the COVID-19 pandemic.

‘Investigators have been told the victim was asleep in a private residence on Monash Street when she was woken by a man in her bed at 3.30am,’ Victoria Police told Daily Mail Australia in a statement. 

‘The man sexually assaulted the woman before fleeing the scene. 

‘Police have interviewed man from Shepparton in relation to the investigation. He has been released pending further enquiries.’

The matter is being investigated by Shepparton’s Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team.

It is unknown if the man who was interviewed by police was already known to them.

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