CENTRAL Gippsland Sexual Offences and Child Abuse Investigation Team detectives are appealing for public assistance following the sexual assault of a teenage girl in Latrobe Valley late last year.
Investigators have been told a 12-year-old girl was contacted online by an unknown man in November 2014.
The male organised to meet the girl and picked her up in a late model dark coloured sedan, possibly a Ford Falcon, with P-plates displayed.
He drove her somewhere in the Latrobe Valley where she was sexually assaulted at an unknown address and then driven back to Churchill.
Detectives have released a FACE image of a man they believe may be able to assist with their investigation.
Investigators are urging anyone with information about the incident to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au