Police go door-to-door over sex attacks

Last updated 11:09 27/02/2013

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Police are going door-to-door in the Lower Hutt suburb of Waiwhetu looking for information about a series of burglaries and sex attacks in the area.

Overnight on January 31 a woman had woken to find a stranger stroking her arm.

Police arrested a man soon after and believe he was involved in other incidents including punching a person answering a knock at the door and a woman being accosted in her home.

A 29-year-old man is in custody on 10 charges including assault with intent to commit sexual violation or indecent assault relating to five women, and burglary.

Detective Sergeant Bridget Robinson said police are still looking for more information and would be going door-to-door to speak to locals in the area around the southern end of Waiwhetu Rd.

Police were particularly interested in mid-afternoon to about mid-night on January 31, but there may have been earlier incidents that were not reported to police.

Ms Robinson said at sometime the person they are interested in could have been riding a bicycle and may have seemed intoxicated. He was believed to be wearing shorts and at some point could have had visible injuries on his legs.

Louis James Epps, a labourer, appeared in Lower Hutt District Court yesterday and was remanded in custody. He is expected to apply for bail when he next appears in court in three weeks.

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- The Dominion Post

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