Perth sex attack on Albany man
An Albany man said he feared for his life after he was sexually assaulted in Perth last week.
The Albany man, 19, who wishes to remain anonymous, said it was a terrifying ordeal and he wanted to warn others about walking alone.
The attack occurred in Perth near the Crown Casino around 6.30pm on Friday last week.
“I honestly never imagined this happening to me or anyone I know, I just want to warn others because I’m traumatised from what’s happened and I don’t want it happening to someone else,” he said.
“I still can’t put it into words how it’s affected me because I’m still in shock but after that ordeal I’m left traumatised and it’s something that’s going to play over in my head over and over.”
The man said he was scared to be alone, always looking behind afraid it would happen again.
“I already suffer from depression and anxiety and this has affected me emotionally and mentally,” he said.
The man said he was walking with his headphones in, unable to hear his surroundings, when he was grabbed from behind and threatened with a knife.
“The man sexually assaulted me and tried to put himself on to me. I was luckily enough to escape and run to safety,” he said. “I couldn’t describe the man as it was dark but I want people to know that it isn’t safe to walk alone and that I wouldn’t want this to happen to someone and the outcome be worse.”
He said his message to others is to be safe while being out alone.
“I just want to let everyone know that these things do happen and to just be careful wherever you go,” he said.
The attack was reported to Perth and Albany police.