22 Jun 2009

Teen charged with sex attack on elderly woman

6:37 am on 22 June 2009

A 17-year-old Eltham man accused of sexually violating an elderly woman will appear in Hawera District Court on Monday.

The teenager faces three charges of sexual violation, one charge of assault with intent to commit sexual violation, one of burglary and one of being unlawfully on a property.

Police say a woman in her 70s called them to her Eltham home early on Friday morning. She had woken earlier to find a man in her room.

She was taken to Taranaki Base Hospital with moderate injuries and has since been released into the care of her family.