Man on indecency charge

POLICE have arrested and charged a man in relation to an incident on Monday night in which a man allegedly inappropriately touched a 10-year-old girl in Kaiti.

The 25-year-old man was not known to the girl.

“Early Monday evening the girl, who was outside her Kaiti home, was offered a ride on a motor scooter by a local man,” said Detective Sergeant Wayne Beattie.

“The girl willingly went with him and has subsequently made a complaint to police.

“She has alleged she was touched inappropriately by that man while she was on the back of his bike.”

Detective Sergeant Beattie said police arrested the man a short time after and he faces an indecent assault charge.

“He has already appeared in Gisborne District Court, where he was remanded in custody to next appear again in early September.”

POLICE have arrested and charged a man in relation to an incident on Monday night in which a man allegedly inappropriately touched a 10-year-old girl in Kaiti.

The 25-year-old man was not known to the girl.

“Early Monday evening the girl, who was outside her Kaiti home, was offered a ride on a motor scooter by a local man,” said Detective Sergeant Wayne Beattie.

“The girl willingly went with him and has subsequently made a complaint to police.

“She has alleged she was touched inappropriately by that man while she was on the back of his bike.”

Detective Sergeant Beattie said police arrested the man a short time after and he faces an indecent assault charge.

“He has already appeared in Gisborne District Court, where he was remanded in custody to next appear again in early September.”

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