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Man missing from medical facility wanted over alleged sexual assaults

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Police are searching for a man who allegedly sexually assaulted a girl and exposed himself to a woman after going missing from a Melbourne medical facility.

Police are searching for a man who allegedly sexually assaulted a girl and exposed himself to a woman after going missing from a Melbourne medical facility.

Benjamin Shoppee, 41, is wanted by police after he was allegedly involved in the two separate incidents at St Kilda last week.

Detective Senior Sergeant David Quirk said Mr Shoppee approached an 11-year-old girl on Thursday and sexually assaulted her before performing a sexual act in front of a 33-year-old woman on Friday.

He was reported missing from a medical facility on Victoria Parade in Fitzroy on April 30, but was sighted there on Monday wearing a black top and red baseball cap.

Police have released an image of Mr Shoppee, hoping someone recognises him.

He is described as a "transient individual" who frequents Melbourne's CBD and the St Kilda area.

He is Caucasian in appearance and has a thin build with long blonde hair and brown eyes.

"We don't want members of the public to approach Benjamin, we'd like them to contact triple zero," Det. Sen. Sergeant Quirk said.

Source: 9News https://www.9news.com.au/national/st-kilda-sexual-assaults-benjamin-shoppee-wanted-for-questioning-after-woman-and-girl-allegedly-targeted/c08f8e8f-d684-4fc2-a51e-fb923b75d911

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