Thursday, January 29, 2009

13 Year Old Robbed and Raped in Public Toilet

Source: Stuff NZ
By Marty Sharpe - The Dominion Post

"Hastings police are investigating a alleged sexual assault on a 13-year-old girl in a central city block of public toilets.

Senior sergeant Dave Greig said the girl was found wandering around the city centre in a "dazed and confused" condition around 8pm yesterday and was taken to the police station by members of the public.

The Hastings girl told police that between 6pm and 7pm she had been approached by a group of 5-6 teenage males outside the Russell Street public toilets

"She was allegedly taken into the toilet by those youths where her handbag was taken from her and allegedly sexually violated by one of those youths," Mr Greig said.

Police recovered property of interest in the toilets last night. The toilet block was cordoned off overnight and a scene examination would take place this morning.

"At this stage we're appealing for any witnesses who were near the toilets between approximately 6-7pm last night to come forward," Mr Greig said."

Two other separate attacks

The allegation comes just weeks after two other incidents involving attacks on women in the area.

At New Year an attacker forced his way into a young woman's home in the Hastings suburb of Flaxmere link and physically assaulted her.

And another just 3 days later when a 42 year old woman was attacked and pinned to the ground when walking through St Leonards Park at about 4.30am. Link

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Tokoroa Sex Attack

Link ODT

Police are appealing for witnesses to a sex attack which occurred in the Waikato town of Tokoroa on Saturday night when a 25 year old woman was attacked in the Pine Grove subdivision between 10pm and midnight.

Tokoroa has had its fair share of crime in recent years, see link.

The most high profile probably the sexual assault and vicious murder of 66 year old teacher Lois Dear in her classroom at the Strathmore Primary School. Link NZ Herald

Her killer Whetu Te Hiko was sentenced to a minimum non parole period of 18 years.

Whetu Te Hiko had 13 prior convictions, eight of which were for assaulting women and children in 10 months, from April 2004 to February 2005.

His brother, Hamuera Te Hiko, was jailed for 14 years for the rape and manslaughter of his wife Eliza in December 2000. Link Sensible sentencing trust


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