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A teenager was detained and sexually assaulted by multiple men over a month in Sydney

Police are trying to identify the good Samaritan who helped her escape.

Police are on the hunt for the “good Samaritan” who helped rescue a teenage girl who was allegedly held captive and raped in Sydney last month.

The young Guinean girl arrived at the Asylum Seeker Centre in Newtown on April 27 and told staff she had just escaped from a house where she had been repeatedly sexually assaulted by multiple men.

The girl said she had been driven to the centre by a woman, believed to be named Nicole, who had picked her up after she escaped.

Investigators were told the 17-year-old girl met a man in her home country, Guinea, who offered her a job in Australia to work as his cleaner.

In early April, she flew from Guinea to Sydney via Paris over a number of days.

When she arrived in Sydney, the man drove her to an unknown location – believed to be metropolitan Sydney – and kept her captive in a room while she was repeatedly sexually assaulted by a number of men.

On Thursday 27 April, the girl escaped in the early hours of the morning and ran until she was picked up by the mystery woman and driven to the centre.

After being taken to Royal Prince Alfred Hospital for treatment, the teenager was placed into the care of Family and Community Services.

The AFP Human Trafficking Unit is still trying to determine when the girl arrived in Australia and identify the man who brought her here.

The NSW State Crime Command is urging the “good Samaritan” who drives a red car, possibly a hatchback, to come forward.

They are also interested in speaking with anyone who may have seen or heard the young girl after she had escaped the house.

If you have any information to pass on to police about this incident, contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.

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