DNA hope for mystery 1995 rape case

An image of the man police want over a 1995 rape.

POLICE hope new DNA evidence can solve a 20-year-old Geelong rape case.

A 24-year-old woman was assaulted and brutally raped on 23 September 1995 when she was on her way home from the Lyric nightclub in Geelong.

Failing to locate a taxi at around 3am, the woman started walking along Little Ryrie Street when she was offered a lift home by a man parked nearby.

The woman accepted the ride but when she questioned the direction he was going, the man became verbally and physically aggressive and punched her to the face.

She was driven to a secluded area along Dog Rocks Road in Batesford where she was physically and sexually assaulted.

The man then drove the woman back towards Geelong, dropping her off along Ballarat Road between Ballan and Rollins Road about 3.30 am.

The man was described as southern European with dark collar-length wavy hair and of solid build. The vehicle was described as a light-coloured older model Holden Commodore sedan.

Police are appealing for the person responsible to come forward and are appealing for anyone with any information that may assist with the investigation to contact Crime Stoppers.

Report information confidentially online at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au or call Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000. (Reference number: CSV0143)