21 Jan 2010

Former Rotorua policeman charged with rape

4:15 pm on 21 January 2010

A former Rotorua police officer is facing a charge of rape.

Iosefa Fiaola, 44, is charged with raping a female under the age of 16 between June and December 1989.

Mr Fiaola was a police officer in Rotorua in the 1980s. He will reappear in court in March.

The complaint follows sexual assault allegations against former Rotorua policemen Brad Shipton and Bob Schollum and former assistant police commissioner Clint Rickards, who were acquitted of raping Louise Nicholas.