Sexually motivated attack on campus

MATT BOWEN
Last updated 18:14 24/08/2014
Wanted in relation to sexually motivated attack.
SUPPLIED
APPEAL: If you recognise this man, wanted in relation to a serious sexually motivated assault, please want to hear from you.

Relevant offers

Crime

Sex offender liable for deportation after fraud conviction sparks residency review Young offender Shem Brokenshire lived in 47 homes in 10 years Timaru man sent to jail after stabbing teen with sharpened ruler Police unable to obtain DNA sample in Lisa Blakie case Man convicted of fraud charges after selling non-existent helicopters online. Losi Filipo's behaviour labelled 'absolutely despicable' by character referee Wayne Guppy Farmer allegedly shot at by poachers Taxi company's GPS system snares driver for speeding at twice the legal limit Porirua community forum censors Losi Filipo Facebook posts Auckland District Court hears evidence from former partner about night in question

An image of a man wanted in relation to a serious, sexually motivated, assault on Waikato University grounds has been released in the hope the public recognise him.

A 20-year-old was indecently assaulted around the Maths and Sciences faculty at about 8.30am on Saturday, Detective Sergeant Nicola Cornes of the Adult Sexual Assault Team said.

She resisted the man's advances before he punched and dragged her into a secluded area where the assault continued, Cornes said.

The offender fled after the woman resisted vigorously and screamed as the assault took place.

"The offender is described as a dark skinned male aged in his 20s about 160 - 170cm tall of medium build with shoulder length black hair off his face."

Cornes said the offender's clothing was described as being dark trousers and shoes and a white long sleeve sweat top with two distinctive black lines down the full length of the sleeves.

Police reviewed CCTV footage in the area and while they could not identify anyone matching that description exactly, they found a person of interest.

''Taking into account the degree of stress and shock a person in the victim's predicament would be subject to, [we] believe this image most closely matches her description.

"We would like to speak to anyone who recognises the person in the image or in fact anyone who believes the image may be of them, to help us eliminate them from our enquiries."

Anyone with any information on yesterday's incident is asked to contact Cornes at the Hamilton Central Police Station on 07 858 6200.

Alternatively, information can be left anonymously with the independent Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.

Ad Feedback

- Waikato Times

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content