A teenage girl has been left traumatised after a 38-year-old man forced her into a Portland house and injected her with the drug ice.
Portland police Sergeant Michael Vaughan said the Heywood man allegedly grabbed the 17-year-old female victim and forced her into a property in Portland's Mitchell Crescent on Friday afternoon.
He said the alleged offender and the victim knew each other "loosely" through a mutual friend.
"Once inside, the man has grabbed hold of the girl and injected her with methamphetamine," Sergeant Vaughan said.
"She texted a neighbour pleading for help, stating she was being held in the bathroom of the property against her will."
Sergeant Vaughan said neighbours alerted police who attended the property but were refused entry.
"Officers forced entry by smashing open the rear back door," he said.
"The man was arrested and the female victim was taken to hospital where she was put under observation for eight hours. She has since been released."
The man was conveyed to Portland police station where he was charged with offences, including false imprisonment, recklessly causing injury and administer a drug to another.
Sergeant Vaughan, a police officer for nearly 10 years, said it was the first time he had seen someone charged with administering ice to a victim.
"There is obviously a variety of medical concerns regarding the hygiene of the needle and the injecting point, as well as administering the drug to a teenager," he said.
"There could have been a cocktail of drugs in the needle and the intravenous use of drugs in a victim of such a young age is concerning."
Sergeant Vaughan said the victim was left traumatised.
"She was extremely frighted and scared but is fortunately now back with her family," he said.
The man appeared briefly in Warrnambool Magistrates Court on Monday.
He was remanded in custody and will appear in court again for a bail application on March 3.
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