Police have launched an investigation into the reported sexual assault of a teenager at Lake Macquarie, which allegedly took place in broad daylight on Wednesday.
The 14-year-old girl was confronted by an unknown man armed with a knife in scrubland at Windale about 3.30pm and was sexually assaulted.
Read more: Court and crime news
The teenager had not long got off a bus on the Pacific Highway, near South Street, when the man dragged her into the bush and assaulted her before running from the scene and escaping in a silver vehicle.
Detectives from the State Crime Command’s Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Squad and Lake Macquarie Police District have formed Strike Force Kielpa to investigate.
A crime scene near South Street is being analysed.
In news today October 18, 2018:
Sign up for our newsletter to stay up to date.