'Toothless' man violates disabled woman

Last updated 11:31 21/01/2013

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A near toothless, sunken cheeked man has indecently assaulted a disabled female as she rolled her wheelchair along a Waikato street.

Hamilton City police are investigating the incident that occurred on Mardon Rd, Hamilton on January 14. 

Police say the assault happened between 4.30pm and 4.45pm and the man was not known to the victim.He grabbed the woman and indecently assaulted her.

Police did not comment on the details of the act, however indecent assault includes kissing, groping or other touching "without the person's consent" and is generally of a sexual nature.

The offender is described as male Maori, 50-60 years old, 150-160cm in height and of small build.

He was described as having a grey goatee/beard, sunken cheeks and missing all front teeth except one tooth on the right side of his mouth. The offender was wearing blue denim jeans and a blue denim jacket.

The victim was extremely upset and shaken up over the incident. 

Police believe the male is local to the Mardon Rd/Peachgrove area and are appealing for any witnesses to the incident, or people who have information as to the identity of the offender to contact them. 

Contact Detective William Loughrin on (07) 834 9413 or 027 704 8589. Alternatively information can be left anonymously with Crime stoppers on 0800 555111.

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- Waikato Times

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