A man has been arrested over a sexual assault on an 8-year-old girl at a South Island beach at the weekend.
The 20-year-old Invercargill man was arrested this morning and was due to appear in Invercargill District Court today, police said.
The girl was assaulted at Oreti Beach on Saturday.
My impression given the number of stories lately of sex attacks on children (the most horrendous being that vicious attack on a five year old tourist) that New Zealand has a great many paedophiles just lurking around, just waiting to nab the nearest child. Is this sort of thing getting more common? I shudder to think.
Related link: Man arrested over sex assault on young girl at beach ~ NZ Herald