Backpacker shocked by sex act

By ZOE SINCLAIRzoe@gladstoneobserver.dyndns.org

A Canadian backpacker's holiday in Agnes Water took a horrifying turn this week after a man allegedly exposed himself and performed a sex act in front of her.

Agnes Water police said the alleged offences happened about 5.30pm on Tuesday when the 26- year-old backpacker hitched a ride from 1770 to Agnes Water.

Sergeant-in-charge John Edwards said the backpacker accepted a lift from a man in a white four wheel drive on Captain Cook Drive.

'As they drove he removed a pair of shorts lying across his lap exposing his naked body,' Sgt Edwards alleged.

It was then the sex act was claimed to have been performed and the woman asked him to stop the car.

The woman jumped from the car when he refused to stop. Fortunately the backpacker wasn't hurt as the car was travelling about 30kph.

The man continued travelling towards Agnes Water, according to Sgt Edwards.

The backpacker was given a lift into town by another man and taken to an Agnes restaurant where she called police.

Police were looking for the man yesterday and described him as between 30 to 40 years old, 175cm tall and of tanned complexion.

The man was said to be blond and with a tattoo of a sun on his left upper arm.

Police were interested in talking to the second driver, who assisted the woman, and what he may have noticed.

Residents were called upon to provide police with any assistance they could.

Phone Agnes Water Police on 4974 9708 or Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.



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