This is the suburban bedroom window a pervert used to climb through and molest an eight-year-old girl.
The side window of a house at Kingsford, in Sydney’s eastern suburbs, was still open and appeared to be covered with fingerprint dust on Thursday afternoon.
It was through this small space a CCTV camera mounted on a neighbouring home in captured the hooded intruder entering the girl’s room shortly before 3am on Monday.
Police are still hunting the man who indecently assaulted the girl during a terrifying two-minute attack before fleeing back through the window and over a fence.
The side window still appeared to be covered with fingerprint dust – and was open – on Thursday morning
A local mother said she regularly walked to the nearest service station at night with her daughter – something she will NOT be doing anymore
Neighbours on the busy street said on Thursday they were shocked by the brazen crime and felt unsafe in their own homes.
‘It’s pretty crazy because this is a very safe neighbourhood,’ one female student who lived several doors away said.
‘For something like this to happen is pretty insane.
‘I never really had any issues before but after this we’ve locked our windows and doors.’
The woman said she was ‘definitely’ scared.
‘I feel less safe in my own home.’
A man is seen climbing through a window and into the girl’s bedroom at the Kingsford home
CCTV cameras caught the moment the hooded pervert clambered into the side window
Locals believed Monday morning’s crime wasn’t opportunistic and the person ‘knew what they were up to’
‘It’s pretty crazy because this is a very safe neighbourhood,’ said a student who lives nearby
Several neighbours, particularly those with young children, did not want to be named.
‘It was shocked,’ said one pregnant mother who lives nearby, cradling her 18-month-old daughter.
‘And just being a mum myself, it’s just really scary.’
The woman did not believe Monday morning’s crime was opportunistic.
‘I don’t think so,’ she said.
‘I think the person knew what they were up to. They could have possibly scoped the home.’
The man is pictured escaping the home following the sickening alleged crime
The footage shows the man climb out of the same window and shutting it behind him, before he jumps over a fence and flees
The woman said she had regularly walked to the nearest service station at night with her daughter.
‘I won’t be doing that anymore.’
‘It’s just sad how you can’t be safe in your own home.
‘I just think that it’s really scary and daunting that you can’t feel safe in your own safe haven.’
Sonia Ross, who also is pregnant, pulled up near where the attack occurred to visit Prince of Wales Hospital.
‘It’s pretty awful that you’re not even safe in your own home,’ she said.
‘It’s pretty awful that you’re not even safe in your own home,’ said pregnant woman Sonia Ross, who pulled up to visit the Prince of Wales Hospital
‘In an area that’s pretty good. It’s scary that something like this could happen in someone’s home.
‘This is so random and you never really think it’s going to happen to you until it does.’
An elderly couple pushing their grandchild in a pram up Barker Street were worried about the safety of local children.
‘We’re all concerned,’ the grandfather said. ‘Of course we are worried.
‘This has never happened before.
‘We’ve been here a long time. There’s been other incidents but not with children.
‘I think that girl was a friend of my granddaughter.
‘What worries me is he got in easily. He seems to know his way around.’
The grandfather said he hoped the offender was caught ‘yesterday’.
‘Before he thinks of something else and somebody gets hurt. Hopefully it’s not a little girl.’