3 Sep 2009

Teenagers charged with rape of Asian tourist

10:25 pm on 3 September 2009

Two teenagers will appear in the Whakatane Youth Court on Thursday charged with raping a foreign tourist in Opotiki.

Police say two youths entered a house on Monday, forcing their way into the bedroom of the Asian woman, aged 22, to sexually assault her.

It is understood other people were in the house at the time but did not know what was happening until the intruders had left.

Police say they will oppose bail.