Convicted child rapist on the run after he absconded from a Melbourne disability treatment facility.
It is believed he could be on his way to Mildura, police say, reports 9 news.
Christopher Austin fled the Disability Forensic Assessment and Treatment Service in Fairfield at about 11.30pm on Tuesday.
Austin was serving a five-year residential placement order after committing a sexual assault.
A man fitting Austin’s description was seen at 6am yesterday in Kew East, pushing a mountain bike along the Main Yarra Trail near Willow Grove, wearing shorts and a jumper.
Austin – who has an intellectual disability – had two years remaining on his order after being convicted of rape.
He has dollar sign tattoos on his leg and finger and a rat’s tail hairstyle.
Police have warned members of the public not to approach him.
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