Police appeal for help over accused rapist on the run

A man accused of raping a teenager is on the run after he failed to appear in court on Monday.

Police are appealing for public assistance to help locate Clinton Burke after a warrant was issued for his arrest.

It is believed Burke is facing three counts of rape over an incident where he allegedly targeted a 15-year-old girl at a train station in Moe.

Police allege he lured the teenager back to his home before he attacked her.

Police said his alleged victim was “distraught” after learning he was on the run.

“She [the victim] was simply at the railway station to catch a train to meet friends and she feels very upset and very scared by this attack,” Detective Senior Constable Martin Tullett told Channel Nine News.

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