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Man takes selfie with teenage girl moments before sexually assaulting her in Melbourne.

Police are searching for a man who took a selfie with a teenage girl before sexually assaulting her at a bus stop in Melbourne’s north earlier this month.

And detectives said there was a second encounter, in which the man attacked the 16-year-old girl, and her friend, again.

The first time, the man had approached the two 16-year-olds at a bus stop at Craigieburn railway station on Hothlyn Drive between 11am and 12pm on Monday, January 2.

Police said he sat between the girls and took a photo of them and himself on his phone. He then sexually assaulted one of the girls and left the scene.

The same man approached the girls again on Craigieburn Road about 8.30pm on Friday, January 20, and sexually assaulted them both before fleeing.

Fawkner Sexual Offences and Children Abuse Investigation Team detectives have released a computer-generated image of a man they believe can assist with their inquiries.

The computer-generated image. (Image via Victoria Police.)

He is described as being of Indian sub-continental appearance, aged in his 60s, about 160cm tall, with a thin build and heavy accent.

He was wearing a blue hat, dark-coloured top and khaki pants on both occasions.

Anyone who has information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000.