Police go public in hunt for sex offender

POLICE will host an information bus at Latrobe tomorrow, as detectives continue to investigate last week's abduction and sexual assault of a 12-year-old-girl.

The Tasmania Police forward command vehicle will be parked in Gilbert Street, Latrobe, from 9am to 2pm tomorrow.

Detective Inspector Rob Gunton advised anyone who might have information about the crime to visit the mobile police station and talk to one of the investigating officers.

No matter how insignificant you think the information might be, please let us know - Detective Inspector Rob Gunton

``No matter how insignificant you think the information might be, please let us know,'' he said.

``We hope that a high visibility presence in the main street will provide an opportunity for anyone who might otherwise be reluctant to talk to police.

``There have not been any further reports of anyone attempting to approach a child in the area.''

Police continue to patrol the Latrobe area.

Eleven officers have been dedicated to the investigation. 

Detective Inspector Gunton said police had been encouraged with the amount of information they had received.

``The fact remains that someone must have suspicious about who this man is,'' he said.

Police remind anyone with information that they can call Crime Stoppers anonymously on 1800 333 000.

The abduction and assault occurred at Latrobe on Tuesday last week.

The man is described as between 20 to 30 years old, of thin build and about 175 centimetres tall, with a pale complexion and clean shaven.

He was wearing a grey check hooded windcheater, with some black.

The hood covered the man's hair.

He was driving a grey people-mover vehicle.

The vehicle had sliding doors on both sides and there was a child booster seat fitted to the middle row of seats.

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