MACKAY police say it's important residents come forward with any information that could lead to the early arrest of a young man who sexually assaulted an 80-year-old woman at her Slade Point home on Monday night.
Detective inspector Karyn Murphy said it was very rare for such a sex assault to occur.
It happened in the woman's yard as she returned from a walk with her dog.
Luckily the woman was able to escape from her attacker and get help.
She suffered bruising in the attack.
Mackay police have released a Comfit of the man wanted for questioning.
He is described as Caucasian, with long hair and aged in his 20s.
POLICE are investigating the sexual assault of a woman that occurred this evening in Mackay.
Around 7pm, an elderly woman, believed to be in her 70s, has been approached in the front yard of a property on Finch Street by an unknown man.
The man has then sexually assaulted the woman and fled the scene.
The woman has been transported to the Mackay Base Hospital for treatment.
Police are seeking public assistance to locate the man who is described as being Caucasian in appearance, in his early 20s, of a slim build and has shoulder length dark hair.
He was last seen wearing a dark shirt and dark pants.
Anyone who may have information that may assist with the investigation are urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or Mackay CIB on 4968 3533.
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