A young Melbourne woman's life changed one night forever in 2013 when she was walking home after a night out. The then 22-year-old Chloe delivered a baby boy seven weeks before she was stalked by an unknown attacker. While walking into a Melbourne laneway, Chloe was brutally beaten and sexually assaulted by a man who has still not been caught.
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Chloe's life was turned upside down after the assault and even five years after the event you can see the trauma it has caused her during the interview as she became visibly upset. The assault took place on June 30, 2013. Chloe had just finished her first night out since having her baby boy. In the interview released Sunday, she said, "It destroyed me for a really long time."
"I was a new mum, I couldn’t be the mum I wanted to be because I was dealing with this," she continued. "As much as it damaged me, I think it damaged me and my son's relationship." Chloe was stalked for more than a kilometer as she walked up King Street, then Victoria Street and then to Chetwynd Street. As she walked past Browns Lane she was forced into the alley where her attacker brutally punched her to the ground and then kicked her head while she was down.
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"You should be allowed to walk where you want to walk; you should be able to do what you want to do, you shouldn’t have to fear for yourself or fear that someone’s going to follow you and do something like that to you," Chloe said. She spent a significant amount of time in the hospital after the assault with a broken nose, split lip, and significant injuries related to the sexual assault.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">This is Chloe and she has bravely shared her story in the hope that someone may recognise the offender who raped and assaulted her. We urge you to watch this and please share to bring Chloe justice. <a href="https://t.co/nWSNkhRwSQ">pic.twitter.com/nWSNkhRwSQ</a></p>— Victoria Police (@VictoriaPolice) <a href="https://twitter.com/VictoriaPolice/status/1030964134580547585?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">August 18, 2018</a></blockquote>
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Detective Inspector Steve Wilson said, "Brutal’s not a word I use very often, but I think it’s the best way to describe this particular attack. Because of the extremity, the extreme violence involved, we need to do justice for Chloe." Victoria police announced a $500,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of Chloe's attacker.
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