Details of shocking assault on sleeping child revealed

BREAKING: Police are appealing for help to track down down a man alleged to have indecently assaulted a child while sleeping at a Maroochydore caravan park.

Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Dan Collins said the incident occurred about 3.40am on Sunday.

The child, who was holidaying with her family, was asleep in a caravan's annexe when the incident occurred.

The child's parents were only metres away, sound asleep in the caravan.

Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Dan Collins.
Detective Acting Senior Sergeant Dan Collins. Kathy Sundstrom

Police have been conducting further enquiries and were investigating CCTV footage to help track down the suspect.

Act Sen Sgt Collins said it was a "concerning incident" as the child was asleep.

"The parents are obviously quite upset and certainly conducted the police immediately," he said.

The crime itself was on "the minor level, but was certainly concerning".

Act Sen Sgt Collins said police were pursuing "a number of lines of enquiry", but anyone with information to contact Crime Stoppers on on 1300 333 000.


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