After a five-year investigation and a large reward offer, the police have finally made major breakthrough arrests in connection with an alleged sexual assault in 2013.
Detectives from the Sex Offenders Brigade arrested a 34-year-old man and a 37-year-old woman as part of his investigation into the alleged sexual assault in North Melbourne in 2013.
The man is in police custody and helps with his investigations, while the woman is expected to be interviewed in connection with perjury and the crimes of false alibi.
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Chloe * (pictured) was allegedly assaulted and brutally raped while returning home and has had to fight the trauma that night since then.
Chloe (pictured) suffered horrific injuries during the alleged sexual assault in north Melbourne in 2013
Chloe sat bravely next to the Victoria police to make a video that was expected to help bring a conviction and prevent anyone else from suffering as she did.
She was on her way home after a night of partying with friends, for the first time since she gave birth seven weeks before.
She told the police that she was walking to her house and noticed that a man was walking behind her, but it was not until she crossed the street and saw that he was following her that she began to worry.
& # 39; Walking down a street I noticed there was a guy behind me. And I crossed the road to go to my street, I noticed he was behind me again, "he said.
"And then, yes, after that, all I remember is that they hit me on the side of my head."
The breakthrough came after a $ 500,000 reward was offered in August for any information leading to the arrest and conviction of the offender.
Chloe * said she has had to fight the trauma that night since then.
"It destroyed me for a really long time," he said, struggling to contain the tears.
"I was a new mother and I could not be the mother I wanted to be because I was dealing with this."
In addition to dealing with the mental and physical trauma of the incident, Chloe said it had a direct impact on her relationships with those around her, including her newborn son.
"It destroyed me for a really long time," Chloe (pictured) told Victoria police about the alleged assault.
"As much as it has damaged me, I think it hurt me and my son's relationship, my mother still can not deal with that," he said.
And unfortunately Chloe has a daily reminder of that horrible night.
"Every time I look in the mirror, there's a scar on my face, there's a reminder of what happened," he said.
Chloe spoke bravely to the Victoria Police media about the incident in the hope that she could bring the criminal to justice and prevent anyone else from suffering like her.
& # 39; Would you like this to happen to someone in your family? & # 39; she said.
& # 39; Because nobody deserves that, nobody & # 39;
CCTV also caught Chloe walking home and the alleged criminal followed him closely
Victoria Police Police Constable Jade Flynn also spoke about the incident in the video and said she really believed that someone should have known the offender based on the available CCTV images.
"Obviously, he has traveled the full length of King Street, the footage is clear enough for you to see it and you would know who it is," he said.
* Chloe's name has been changed.
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