A sex attacker nearing the end of his sentence has escaped from a minimum security prison in Victoria’s west.
Barry Dettman, 51, was last seen walking along the Western Highway at Trawalla just after 10am on Sunday after leaving from Langi Kal Kal Prison.
Dettman is serving time for offences including indecent acts in the presence of a child and wilful and obscene exposure.
Prisoners are sometimes transferred to Langi Kal Kal towards the end of their sentence and it is believed Dettman had less than a month to serve.
Police say Dettman has connections to Bendigo and Werribee and warn the public not to approach him, but to call triple zero.
“When the count was done this morning he wasn’t present,” Crime Command’s Detective Senior Sergeant Michael Phyland told reporters on Sunday.