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Convicted Child Rapist Escapes Melbourne 'Facility'

Police are searching for a child rapist who has escaped from a facility in Fairfield.

Christopher Austen, 22, was sentenced in 2013 to sexually assaulting and threatening a five-year-old boy.

He is serving a five year residential placement order at the psychiatric facility.

He escaped at around 11:30PM.

Nobody is urged to go near him.

Austen is described as being 166cm tall, medium build with short dark hair and a rats tail.

He was last seen wearing blue shorts, white sneakers, black socks, a dark baseball cap and a dark windcheater.

Anyone with information regarding his whereabouts should call Triple Zero (000) immediately.

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