Police are investigating an incident which occurred in Hurstbridge Wednesday, 18 December.
Investigators have been told a 12-year-old girl was walking home along Arthurs Creek Road when she was approached by a man about 4pm.
The man offered the girl a lolly however the girl declined and she began running away from the man.
She was able to get away from the man and alerted a parent to the incident which was immediately reported to police.
The man is perceived to be Asian in appearance aged about 20-years-old. The male had short shaved dark hair, a tattoo on his right upper arm and was wearing a black t-shirt.
Police have released a computer-generated image of a man who they believe can assist with their enquiries.
An image of a tattoo, as described by the victim, has also been released.
The investigation is ongoing and anyone with information is urged to contact Crime Stoppers on 1800 333 000 or submit a confidential crime report at www.crimestoppersvic.com.au.