31 Dec 2008

Two Hawera men charged with Christmas Day rape

5:09 pm on 31 December 2008

Two Hawera men have been charged with the rape of a 22-year-old woman on Christmas Day.

Police say the woman was attacked and sexually assaulted in the early hours of Thursday morning in a carpark opposite St Joseph's church.

The men, aged 30 and 34, were arrested early on Wednesday afternoon and will appear in Hawera District Court on Thursday.