Man facing multiple indecent assault charges

Police have laid a further nine charges against the 29-year-old Napier man currently facing charges of sexual violation and indecent assault.

The new charges, all of a sexual nature, relate to alleged attacks on nine further women in public places in Hawke’s Bay and Rotorua between September and November 2017.

The accused will appear in Napier District Court today.

"We know these events have been unsettling for the Hawke’s Bay community, and we want to thank the victims for their courage in reporting these alleged attacks," says Hawke's Bay Area Commander Inspector Dave Greig.

"We also want to thank the wider community for their assistance during this investigation."

The community can be assured that Police have taken these events very seriously and have worked hard to ensure that the victims have been provided with appropriate support.

“The investigation team have worked diligently to gather evidence in respect of each reported attack, and while we are very pleased with the progress made to date, the investigation remains active.

“We urge anyone that may have experienced something similar in Hawke’s Bay or Rotorua, but not yet reported it, to contact us."

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