Investigations into the alleged rape of a 22 year old Asian tourist in Opotiki are continuing, the young woman was attacked during a home invasion in the small town on Monday at 10pm. See Opokiti tourist rape
Two teenagers aged 16 and 17 were arrested and re-appeared in court yesterday, 4 Sept.
The young woman is said to be working with police investigators and receiving support before continuing her travels.
In June an Opotiki man was charged with raping a male French hitchhiker at gunpoint.
Opotiki also hit the headlines in December of last year when two teenage girls were charged with the murder of elderly man John Rowe, a retired school teacher. His badly beaten body was found at his home in November 2008. The girls, were aged 15 and 17 at the time of their initial court hearing.
Their trial is scheduled for 16 November.