‘Rapist’ manhunt for suspect who fails to turn up to court

The man who allegedly raped a young girl he met a Victoria train station is on the loose after breaching his bail by failing to turn up to court.

A warrant has been issued for the arrest of Clinton Burke, who is facing three charges of rape after the alleged incident.

Police say Mr Burke struck up a conversation with his alleged victim at Moe Train Station before the offence took place elsewhere.

Clinton Burke. (Supplied)

He was later charged and released on bail.

Mr Burke failed to appear at the LaTrobe Valley Magistrates Court to face the charges on January 25.

Authorities believe Mr Burke is known to frequent the Latrobe Valley area, with his last known address being in Morwell.

Moe Station. (9NEWS)
Moe Station. (9NEWS)

Anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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