Arrest following assault

Wednesday 10 October 2012, 5:16PM
By New Zealand Police


Wairarapa Police have arrested a 23-year-old man following the sexual assault of a 14-year-old girl in Masterton on Saturday 29 September.

Detective Senior Sergeant Sean Hansen of Wairarapa CIB said the man would appear in the Masterton District Court tomorrow (Thursday 10 October 2012) on various charges, including:

•       Assault with Intent to Commit Sexual Violation
•       Abduction
•       Sexual Violation (x2)
•       Robbery


Mr Hansen said Police reminded anyone walking alone, particularly at night, to take suitable precautions to keep themselves safe.

Police were continuing to provide ongoing support to the girl alongside other agencies.